Come visit us with your kids or friends to explore the world of insects!
The Ottawa Insectarium is an unique visitor attraction/museum dedicated to the
education and preservation of insects. Through its cultural and scientific approach, we
present our entomological collections to the public and share our knowledge and
research findings in entomology and environmental science. Not to be missed too, is the
opportunity to view and interact with live insects such as tarantulas, scorpions, praying
mantis, stick insects, millipedes, butterflies, etc. We hope to increase the appreciation of
insect life and invertebrate habitat; emphasize the need for conservation and an
awareness to protect the environment in which insects live.
The Insectarium will house many specimens of insects and arachnids from every corner
of the world. It’s a great place to visit for any nature lover. It has been operating as a
pilot-project visiting schools in the local area and has now opened a dedicated facility at
71 Sparks Street, right in the heart of Ottawa, near the Parliament Buildings.
It’s an educational facility where students and educators can visit, explore and gain an
appreciation for our planet's most numerous inhabitants. It’s a world of small animals
but you’re sure to have a big adventure. We also offer a wide range of gifts and
souvenirs related to the Insect Kingdom.
It’s a small world we live in, let’s take care of it together.
You’ll have memories to last a lifetime.
Come and visit us soon!Click here to see our blog
Faster than the speed of Moth
Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Not very Lady-like
We are housed on the historic Sparks Street pedestrian mall in Ottawa Ontario.
OC Transpo will drop you on Elgin or Wellington just moments away by taking any of the following routes: 1, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12 and 14.(http://plan.octranspo.com). There are several parking lots in the local vicinity, please check this site for more details and to see the status: http://www.bestparking.com/
71 Sparks St.
Telephone: (613) 899-6604
- MONDAY–THURSDAY: 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.
- FRIDAY: 9 A.M. TO 7 P.M.
- SATURDAY: 9 A.M. TO 7 P.M.
- SUNDAY: 11 A.M. TO 7 P.M.
- Closed December 24, 25 and January 1.
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