Newfoundland Insectarium, Reidville

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An astounding collection of creepy crawlies await discovery at Newfoundland Insectarium, an award winning attraction based in a carefully restored historic building. Founded in 1998, the attraction houses thousands of living and mounted insects, and arachnids and arthropods from all around the world. Revel in this rare opportunity to see so many mesmerising creatures up close, and delight in a stroll through the the largest butterfly house in eastern North America. Divided into six geographical zones, the insectarium teaches you about hundreds of different species and their life cycles, from how bees make honey to the industrious social structure of the leaf cutter ant colony. A quirky colorful gift shop supplies you with endless insect themed souvenirs to take home. Plan to visit Newfoundland Insectarium and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Reidville attractions using our Reidville online sightseeing planner.
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  • A wonderful and amazing place to visit and learn. Even more so that it has developed by some private people with limited government help. So much to see and enjoy. Even if you don't like bugs! Don't.....  more »
  • We are a family of 3 (with a 12 y.o.) and we all loved the insectarium! We spent approx 1 hour there and really enjoyed seeing the bees and aunts work. The butterfly section was also very nice...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Newfoundland Insectarium. The butterfly house was especially enjoyable, but we were also impressed by the many displays. We were fortunate to arrive just after they got a new shipment of butterfly cocoons which had arrived from the Philippians.
  • Had a wonderful time. The stick bug was super cool!

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