January 25, 2010 – It’s official: Montréal has been infatuated with all sorts of creepy-crawlers for two full decades! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Montréal Insectarium, the entomological division of Montréal’s nature museums, and home to thousands of extraordinary specimens from around the world.
Considered to be the largest insectarium in North America and among the largest in the world, the Montréal Insectarium displays its entomological treasures - jewel-like beetles, giant walking sticks, butterflies with multicoloured wings, and furry spiders to name but a few – in a unique and accessible way. Its cases, vivariums and exhibition modules all celebrate the majesty and importance of insects; Visitors are encouraged to think more positively about insects and better understand their role in nature and their importance to the planet's ecological balance.
Although the arthropod guests of honour at this event may be small, the festivities certainly are not! A grandiose celebration will take place the weekend of February 6 and 7, 2010, featuring a host of special activities, bug tasting included! Furthermore, Georges Brossard, Insectarium founder and entomologist extraordinaire, will be on hand to welcome you and celebrate these beloved little creatures.