Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, Chiang Mai

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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  • Bought multiple gifts at great prices, interesting exhibits, not all complete. Definitely a work in progress, but a lovely space!  more »
  • Cute museum with lots of nice touches. I love private museums and there was lots interesting facts about mosquitos.  more »
  • This museum is a small gem and a testament to the love of nature and the spirit of its founders. A great place to spend an hour or so looking at the collections and reading the stories!  more »
  • It's... Fairly eccentric. For quite a small museum the cost is fairly high, although there is some fairly interesting stuff inside. The upstairs collection covers a huge amount of weird and wonderful animals, and there are also minerals, rocks, tree art, paintings, ... It's high density. Fun to poke around with friends if you have some spare time.
  • Do not expect to see so many insects or natural wonders here. It's 2 floors museum used to be at the old city but they moved west of city, it's still quite nice location. There are a lot mosquitos and betterflies to see. Plus some stones with different shape and color, sea creatuers ... I found price a bit expensive (200 baht) but it's OK. I was expecting to see some unique insects around Thailand and disappointed. So, you can give a chance but dont expect much things :)
  • This is an amazing place filled to the brim with priceless collections of all the wonders of nature, majority are insects. It is full of characters and surprises, but you'll need to spend sometime to read, tons of fascinating articles that will change the way you think about mosquitos, and how all creatures do have thier purposes in nature. Mr Manop and Dr Rampa are a very passionate couple with fascinating life as mosquitos researchers, the museum is thier love letter to the mother nature and thier philosophy on how human should live coexistingly with nature. It warms my heart that a place like this exist. I had a privilege to have a small chat with Dr Rampa herself and her daughter who runs the place and thier do not encourage photography and videography in the museum due to the fact that many objects in there are one of a kind and highly sought after by collectors. Oftenly when a visitor posting photos of objects in the museum, the staff (one lady) will be bombarded by phone calls and enquiries which she doesn't have a resource to handle. And as you can imagine, people can be really inrespectful, taking selfies and using flash which also destroy the specimens so please understand and be respectful of thier wishes, it is thier home after all. If you love nature the way they are, you will love this little gem.
  • The best thing I've done in thailand. Lady doenst know a thing about bugs, but this collection is a hobby entomologist's dream come true. Very impressive collection.
  • Very interesting. No frills. Well worth it

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