Fodor's Expert Review Newfoundland Insectarium

Deer Lake Family

An intriguing collection of live and preserved insects, spiders, and scorpions from six temperate zones is housed here, and there's a glass beehive with 10,000 honeybees. The verdant greenhouse is home to hundreds of live tropical butterflies. A walking trail leads through woodland to the Humber River and Rocky Brook—you have a good chance of spotting beavers and muskrats from the viewing deck. Check out the gift shop, which sometimes stocks lollipops with edible dried scorpions inside. Picnic tables provide a nice spot to stretch and rest. The insectarium is a one-minute drive off the Trans-Canada Highway at Deer Lake; turn north onto Route 430, also signed here as Bonne Bay Road.

Family Nature Sight

Quick Facts

2 Bonne Bay Rd.
Reidville, Newfoundland and Labrador  A8A 2V1, Canada


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: C$14, Closed mid-Oct.–mid-May

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