Botanical Garden & Insectarium
About Botanical Garden & Insectarium
With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, some thirty thematic gardens, and teams of researchers and activities staff, the Montréal Botanical Garden ranks as one of the world's largest and most spectacular botanical gardens.
No matter what the season, visitors to the Montréal Botanical Garden are sure to be captivated by the colors and fragrances from around the world as they wander from the delightful Chinese Garden to the heart of the Sonoran desert, from the peaceful oasis of the Japanese Garden to the classically designed French garden or the woodlands of the Laurentians.
Every year since it opened in February 1990, the Montréal Insectarium has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors intrigued by these misunderstood creatures, which are so often wrongly feared and despised.
The Insectarium aims first and foremost to awaken visitors to the wonders of the insect world, and to explain how insects play an essential part in ensuring the Earth’s ecological balance. Along with its educational mission, the Insectarium has important cultural and scientific roles, too. Feel free to explore our site but even better, come pay us a visit in person! The world’s most beautiful insects are waiting for you to admire. Come see them, discover their world, learn about them (and even taste them!) at the Montréal Insectarium.
For more information or to make a reservation,
call our rail vacation experts at 1-800-AMTRAK-2
The Insectarium and the Botanical gardens are on the same site, Admission provides access to both attractions.
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; until 6 p.m. during the Summer. Open daily. Closed on Mondays from early September to mid-February.
Botanical Garden & Insectarium 4101 Sherbrooke St East Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2