Montreal Insectarium

Coordinates: 45°33′39″N 73°33′28″W / 45.56083°N 73.55778°W / 45.56083; -73.55778
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Montreal Insectarium
Montreal Insectarium
45°33′39″N 73°33′28″W / 45.56083°N 73.55778°W / 45.56083; -73.55778
Date openedFebruary 7, 1990
Location4581 Sherbrooke Street East
Montreal, Quebec
H1X 2B2
No. of animals160,000[1]
No. of species95[2]
Annual visitors695,404 (2011) including Montreal Botanical Garden[3]
MembershipsCMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada
Public transit access Pie-IX

The Montreal Insectarium (French: Insectarium de Montréal) is a natural history museum located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, featuring a large quantity of insects from all around the world. It is the largest insect museum in North America and among the largest insectariums worldwide.[1] It was founded by Georges Brossard and opened on February 7, 1990. Its average attendance is 400,000 visitors per year. It displays both live and dead insect collections, from butterflies to bees and ants.

It is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, along with the Montreal Botanical Garden, Planetarium and the Montreal Biodome.[citation needed]

Seen from the sky, the Montreal Insectarium resembles a stylized insect. This can also be seen from the observatory of Montreal's Olympic Stadium.


The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.


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  1. ^ a b "About the Insectarium". Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Live Collection".
  3. ^ "Bilan 2011" (PDF). Tourisme Montréal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2013.

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