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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  • August 15, 2017
    Rainy day for us! Then find a sheltered spot this small museum is perfect! Very friendly and very interesting!
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  • August 14, 2017
    Even if you're creeped out by insects, this is an awesome place to see. This museum has an incredible amount of insanely large wasp/hornet and ant nests from around the region, but also a vast amount ...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    As I already have a lot of interest in insects and have a small collection of my own I was really excited to drag my boyfriend along here. We both thought it was spectacular. Never have I seen such a ...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    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
  • April 2, 2017
    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.
  • August 14, 2017
    So inspiring.. amazing museum.
  • November 18, 2016
    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.
  • March 21, 2017
    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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