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Newfoundland Insectarium

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Open Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Fascinating Collections

If you're in Deer Lake, even passing through for a moose hunt, I highly recommend stopping at the... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Andrew B
Star attraction!

Just a short drive from Deer Lake, this place is a beauty. With live and museum-mounted specimens... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Ottawa, Canada
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The Newfoundland Insectarium is a museum of nature featuring insects and arthropods from around the world. It houses thousands of live and mounted specimens including a butterfly garden, glass beehive, and ant colony. It is located in Reidville...more
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Nl A8a 2V1-2 Bonne Bay Rd, Reidville, Newfoundland and Labrador A8A 2V1, Canada
+1 709-636-1848
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

This was a real treat during my road trip across the island. The insectarium consists of three floors of live and mounted specimens as well as a butterfly conservatory. There is an excellent attention to detail as everything is carefully categorized, and I came away...More

3  Thank Zeusthecockapoo
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

There's not much to do in Deer Lake and this is one of the highlights. I have seen more interesting butterfly museums, but this one is done with tender loving care. So if stuck for something to do other than transiting deer lake, give this...More

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All reviews deer lake beautiful butterflies gift shop live butterflies third floor all ages whole family knowledgeable staff butterfly conservatory the staff were great great place to visit northern peninsula well worth the visit butterflies flying ant farm honey bee insects
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a bit time to kill waiting for a flight at the nearby airport. Stopped by the insectarium on whim. The staff were knowledgable and friendly. While I am not a big fan, nor am I afraid, of insects I certainly leant a lot....More

Thank sdc65
Reviewed 30 September 2018

If you're in Deer Lake, even passing through for a moose hunt, I highly recommend stopping at the Insectarium for an hour. Communing with the butterflies in the butterfly garden, following your favourite leaf cutter ant carrying a shard of leaf 16 times its bodyweight...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Just a short drive from Deer Lake, this place is a beauty. With live and museum-mounted specimens, there are butterflies, beetles, bees, spiders and ants from Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world. In a beautifully restored barn with attached hothouse and other buildings, there...More

Thank jeannieguy2018
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We stopped here on the way back from St. Johns NL. We travelled across Canada from B.C. Wow! What an interesting place to visit. The butterflies were quite active and settled on our shoulder. One of the floors upstairs contained a working beehive that you...More

Thank free_n_breezy
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

From start to finish this was amazing, everything was so well done, great staff as well, butterfly area incredible. Would recommend for the young and old

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I love this place!! They also let you hold some of the insects. There are soooo many species. It's a 'Must Do'!

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We took our daughter and grandchildren from BC here. They really enjoyed the whole exhibit from the butterfly area with butterfly landing on you, very exciting for the kids. The upstairs displays of different kinds of insects with the very knowledgeable staff offering hands on...More

Thank Garry H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We were planning a two week trip to Newfoundland, so did a bit of searching of things to see. The Insectarium was nowhere toward the top of the list, just a rather unusual attraction we thought we would stop and see. Really did not expect...More

Thank Petrified
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful insectarium and butterfly house! A must see for children and adults! The staff were so so friendly and knowledgeable. Great job and thanks so much!!!

Thank Lana M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We had such a great time here! Our two girls LOVED the butterfly garden! The insects on the second floor and the amazing staff made my 10 year olds day! Thank to you to the owners and all staff for taking the time to talk...More

Thank Kelly A
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Ashley C
3 September 2016|
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i just called and 1 adult is $13, school aged kids is $9, kids 4 and under are free and theres a family rate like $38 i think he said which includes 2 adults and two school aged kids.
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I just saw your question now. But i see you have the answers. Hope u went there and hope u enjoyed it.