Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, Chiang Mai
(4/5 based on 280+ 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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  • You could spend days here. The small museum is full of insects and other small animals. Just great.
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  • Pretty kinda place: the Museum has grown from a private collection, directly in the apartment of a collector. True, hard on the fan: some exhibits will make viewing your number then frantically in search of Ghada zapolzshego. But if you don't and valetudinarian insect about calm, then it is quite possible to spend an hour with the hour.
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  • Such a fabulous experience, the museum is filled with so many insects and creatures that the owners have literally discovered themselves. The lady owner is a scientist and she's an incredible woman fa...  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.