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The Botanical Garden and the Montreal Insectarium

A fun-filled summer for the whole family!

Are you looking for summer outings to please the whole family? At the Montréal Botanical Garden and Insectarium, you can learn about other cultures around the world, try a family rally in the Arboretum and even sample some insect delicacies!

Family Vacations and Nature Outings!

Insect tasting celebration!

In the Insectarium garden, Saturdays and Sundays
*Activities for school groups on weekdays and for the public on weekends. This great outdoor family feast features insect tastings, activities for children, information booths on insects, workshops and more. Busy Bodies, at the Insectarium, all year round Ants, bees, termites--many insects live in organized groups in which each member has a well-defined role that helps preserve the species. Learn about their community life and see some truly ingenious social models! It's an exhibition crawling with life!

Monarch Odyssey, at the Insectarium

The Insectarium's experts invite you to enjoy an unusual sight, as they tag monarchs about to start on their migration to Mexico from the Insectarium garden.

Guardians of the Forest, at the Tree House

Come learn about the fires, insect pests and diseases threatening Quebec's forests, and meet the people who sometimes risk their lives protecting our vast wooded domains.

Family suggestion: Head out on a Tree Rally, a great way for the whole family to explore the Arboretum (in the fall, 40 minutes). Take the tour of our recently redeveloped pond, too.

For details on our complete program of activities, visit the Botanical Garden and the Montreal Insectarium Websites: or

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