Language English The Atta Ants exhibition at the Insectarium Photo: Espace pour la vie Each year, Butterflies Go Free is held in the Main Exhibition Greenhouse of the Botanical Garden Photo: Espace pour la vie (André Sarrazin) Discovery Zone of the BuzzGround Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay) The Fun Zone of the BuzzGround Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay) The We Are the Insects exhibition at the Insectarium Photo: Insectarium de Montréal (Claude Lafond) The Montréal Insectarium's building was desingned to look like an insect Photo: Insectarium de Montréal (Michel Tremblay) The glorious scarab (Chrysina gloriosa) from the live collection Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges Diving beetles (Thermonectus marmoratus) are agile, fast swimmers Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges Pop capsule 5-minute educational activity at the Insectarium Photo: Insectarium de Montréal (Claude Lafond) Groupe OngletFull visitExplore the fascinating world of insects Do you have 1 to 1½ hours to visit our museum? Here’s what we suggest: Considered the largest insect museum in North America, the Montréal Insectarium is also a favourite of children. It is home to a collection of some 160,000 naturalized or living insect specimens, an anthill, a hive of bumblebees, a hive of honeybees and many other captivating vivariums. Meet entomologist/nature interpreters who are passionate about their work and discover the fantastic diversity of insects, these champions of nature. When you visit our two permanent exhibitions, Atta Ants and We Are the Insects … you will enter a fascinating and often misunderstood world. Atta AntsLeafcutter ants (Atta sp.) carry out their gardening activities before your eyes: picking leaves to nourish the fungus on which they feed, maintaining the nest, defending the colony ... See them in action!We Are the InsectsIn this exhibition, you will learn that insects live everywhere and you will learn how their many shapes and colours let them eat, hide, defend themselves and find a mate. You’ll also see how insects play many roles essential for the survival of humankind. Do you have some extra time and the weather is fine? Your young children won’t want to miss our play and discovery area, the BuzzGround. The BuzzGroundThis space is designed with families in mind, to give them a chance to play while exploring the fascinating world of Quebec insects.