The Newfoundland Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion was a dairy barn that was built in the 1940's and has been totally renovated and modernized as the home to this incredible tourist attraction. The Insectarium opened for visitors to see in 1998 by two men who have a special interest in insects and teaching the public of these fascinating creatures.Inside you will find rare species of insects that are extremely valuable and each exhibit explains the nature of the insects. Not only can you observe these animals but there are areas where you can feel the different textures with a hands on experience.The inside walls, railings balconies and curved ceilings have all been laminated to look like new and the Insectarium has three levels to explore. There is a special section in the Insectarium that relates to the different species found in Newfoundland and Labrador.In 2002, an added attraction opened which is the Butterfly Pavilion where you can wander amongst hundreds of butterflies fluttering past you. There are also exhibits where you can watch a butterfly break out of its chrysalis form and begin a new life.Thousands of visitors have passed through these doors in Newfoundland and the reviews that have been told of the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion are excellent. An outside area with walking trails takes you amongst the wetlands where you can view Newfoundland insects, waterfowl and birds.The Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion is a destination that should be high on your list of things to do while traveling through Newfoundland.Interior of the exhibits at the Newfoundland Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion near Deer Lake, Highway 430, Viking Trail, Trails to the Vikings, Northern Peninsula, Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland Labrador, Canada. This building was built in 1946 originally as a dairy barn. The Newfoundland Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion was opened in 1998 and is one of the top canadian tourist attractions in our opinion.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/10.0, exposure time of 4/5 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 16mm.
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