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. 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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  • You need to be seriously into bugs to get the value of the 200bt entry fee here. To be fair it's a very good private collection across two floors of a residential property, but it's a little repetitiv...  more »
  • Who knew that insects could be so fascinating. But maybe that's because the curators of this collection hold such a sacred view of life. A true labour of love that is well worth a visit. Best part was...  more »
  • There is no air conditioner. It's a lot hot. If you go upstairs, there are many things to see. There are so many similar insects. If you like insects and have time to spare, this is the place to go.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Many many things to see ! Insects, shells, stones and other things... 2 floors very interesting !