The Insectarium is part of the Jardin Botanique (below) and admission is included in the (rather steep) joint ticket price for the gardens. If you are already planning a trip to the gardens, this is worth taking in; otherwise, it’s pretty small to justify a trip and a ticket on its own. That said, it’s the place to be if bugs and spiders make you squirm with delight. There are live exhibits of insects from scorpions and tarantulas to ants and hissing cockroaches. Alongside the crawly little creatures are thousands of mounted ones, including butterflies and beetles. An outdoor playground is well designed for children 12 and under.
- Leslie Brokaw, Erin Trahan, Matthew Barber