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Montreal Insectarium
Insectarium de Montréal
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Montreal Insectarium
Date opened February 7, 1990
Location 4581, rue Sherbrooke Est
"Montreal, "Quebec, "Canada
H1X 2B2
"Coordinates 45°33′39″N 73°33′28″W / 45.56083°N 73.55778°W / 45.56083; -73.55778"Coordinates: 45°33′39″N 73°33′28″W / 45.56083°N 73.55778°W / 45.56083; -73.55778
No. of animals 160,000[1]
No. of species 95[2]
Annual visitors 695,404 (2011) including "Montreal Botanical Garden[3]
Memberships "CMA, "CHIN, and "Virtual Museum of Canada
Public transit access "MtlMetro1.svg "Pie-IX
"MtlMetro1.svg "Viau
Website espacepourlavie.ca/en/insectarium

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, "Montreal Planetarium and the "Montreal Biodome.

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




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

See also[edit]


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

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