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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  • Well worth the 200bt as the display covers beetles, butterflies/moths, mosquitos and beyond. Easy to follow guide with the life story of the founders of the museum. This would fit right into the likes...  more »
  • It is a completely private museum founded by two lifelong biologists enjoying the wonders of nature. It is small and quiet, yet filled with an huge amount of curiosities and priceless wonders of natur...  more »
  • Rich representation of insects Museum. It's incredible to see the work that has been accomplished by this family and especially this man in 57 years. Some additional explanation would have been well out. Digital lacks somewhat for my taste.
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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.
  • 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!

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