Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, Chiang Mai

(4/5 based on 300+ 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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  • My main interest in visiting here was because they have many live insects, including stick insects, praying mantis, beautiful butterflies, and even iguanas and other lizards, in addition to a huge col...  more »
  • This museum is a private collection, which is impressive. Two floors so be ready to climb stairs. Housed in a residential area, tucked away from the usual bustle of ChaingMai. There are some interesti...  more »
  • It is great, with a huge collection of everything, but my kids are 7 and 11, and did not get all that much out of it. Lots of bugs, but sometimes 20 or 40 of the exact same beetle. So actually, for my...  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.