Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, Chiang Mai

(4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
As long as creepy, crawly things don't bother you, head to Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders to view a huge array of insects. The collection, gathered by a malaria researcher and an entomologist, includes species like butterflies, giant centipedes, beetles, moths, and the world's largest collection of mosquito species. Scientific explanations and personal research stories accompany the exhibits, and the operators are happy to share knowledge on the subject. Arrange your visit to Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders and discover more family-friendly attractions in Chiang Mai using our Chiang Mai vacation builder.
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  • I tried because I was riding a map in Chiang Mai. Is the normal appearance of House's on the 3rd floor. And the doors are closed and do not press the doorbell does not. Made for fame of mosquito insect collection is massive, but private museum, so mosquitoes only (of course I had on the other) in I wonder if ordinary people received the a was. Admission is 200 BH and I think cheap and not go to see in the absence of the time adjusting. For those who like (food! ) Everything is.
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  • Something different to do, very interesting story of how the museum came about. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but worth a visit if you are interested in insects.  more »
  • As a human on Earth, who happens to be in Chiang Mai, one must visit this extraordinary museum. A collection of insects, and other natural wonders, of which many can only dream of acquiring. I'd say i...  more »
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  • Created by Manop Rattanarithikul aka the "Mosquito man" and his wife Dr. Rampa Rattanarithikul, the Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders features a vast collection of insects and bugs as well as petrified wood, giant termite nests, stones, coins, artworks and educational pictures. Curious and exciting. Bring your kids!
  • Excellent collection. A 2 storey house stocked with various natural phenomena. Geology and animal kingdom with a sprinkle of religious ideology. Worth it. We spent an hour reading the various plaques and works. Could be done in 15min. Free water each!
  • It's not a museum but more a curiosity cabinet, where 80% of the content could be removed to really show the nice things they have. Also too many small papers stuck everywhere explaining that human destroyed Mother Nature. Quite expensive for what it is.
  • Very reach collection of insects! A lot of interesting information!
  • This is a cute little quirky place full of hugs and other items. The museum started as a passion project for the sake of researching cures/ treatments for various diseases transmitted by mosquitos... Dengue fever, etc. it's a little pricey by Thai standards, but relatively cheap when the currency conversion is considered. If you have 20 minutes to spare, make the trip.