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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
H1X 2B2
Coordinates 45°33′39″N 73°33′28″W / 45.56083°N 73.55778°W / 45.56083; -73.55778Coordinates: 45°33′39″N 73°33′28″W / 45.56083°N 73.55778°W / 45.56083; -73.55778
No. of animals 160,000
No. of species 95
Annual visitors 695,404 (2011) including Montreal Botanical Garden
Memberships CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada

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. 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.

Affiliations

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

Closed for renovations

The Montreal Insectarium is closed for about two years for renovations from March 11, 2019. The renovated museum is expected to be 68% larger, and have new architecture.

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