Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, Chiang Mai

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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. Use our Chiang Mai route planning app to visit Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders on your trip to Chiang Mai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Truly the outcome of years of hard work and sacrifice of two people. A labor of love. If you like insects, give yourself more time upstairs! We love to learn things and what they have amassed here, as...  more »
  • I go to an insect museum to see insects, and information about insects. I don't go there to be preached to about a fairy in the sky. What's all the more bizarre is the curators of the museum are obvio...  more »
  • Very nice Discovery Museum, small certe, but full of amazing insects, unusual objects and especially full of anecdotes and stories (it is worth taking the time to read all the comments scattered throughout the Museum, especially history) regarding the little boy and the magical Vulture egg...). I recommend this museum to all who want to take the time to a different discovery to Chiang Mai. In addition we can very easily have the Museum for himself alone, which is always nice!
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  • This is one of the coolest places ever it is a labour of love and the sum of passionate people's life's work, it was a privilege to view all the Insects
  • This is in a house, but the collection is awesome. Collections of bugs, stones, geodes, petrified wood and bones, and paintings by Dr Rampa. Dr Rampa is an amazing individual. It's a little pricey for Thailand compared to the wats, but it's a unique experience. Worth it.
  • So inspiring.. amazing museum.
  • This place could be compared to a cabinet of curiosities, which would be fair. However, it's also a monument to the careers of the couple who founded it after spending their lives studying mosquitoes for various disease control groups and the Smithsonian. It's fun and a sweet testament to their lives. It's 100 baht a person to get in. It may look closed, but as long as you get there before 3:30 pm, someone comes to get you when you ring the bell.
  • Super kitschy and small but fascinating museum covering mosquitos (the owners' area of lifetime study and research), insects, and many other aspects of the natural world.

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