Siam Insect Zoo, Mae Rim

4.4
#3 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Chiang Mai Province
Take a unique tour of Siam Insect Zoo and get a close look at hundreds of interesting live insects. The extensive collection includes species like stag beetles, scarab beetles, leaf insects, stick bugs, and more. Do not miss the butterfly garden, where thousands of butterflies will circle around you. The best time to see the butterflies falls during the rainy season from April to October, when the number of butterflies is highest. To visit Siam Insect Zoo and other attractions in Mae Rim, use our Mae Rim trip planning site .
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  • First I will point out this isn’t an all day attraction but having said this do not be put off. Parking is tight arrive early and expect to wait to leave as others rearrange their vehicles. The whole ...  more »
  • Normally I wouldn't recommend a place where you get an up close and hands-on experience with insects but this was great. A large diversity of insects that I have never had the chance to see alive. The...  more »
  • A small museum, but interesting. There are exhibits here as also living animals insects. Everything that creeps and crawls. Part with butterflies, with many flying beauties was very nice. Although these are not insects, a super experience were the lizards.
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  • I have to give four stars because although it was very interesting and the staff were very helpful and kind and obviously loved their work, the place was in bad need to a facelift and tidy up in the butterfly enclosure which let it down a bit. Very interesting though and included arachnids and reptiles too. In fact the spiders and scorpions were a bit of highlight for me. An amazing variety of tarantula spiders which you can buy there. Some though really creepy are very beautifully coloured. They also have supplies for you to start up breeding beetles yourself. Very neat. You get to hold many of the creatures there too. I got to hold a huge black scorpion, kind of freaky. Fantastic if you have a bug loving kid in you as well as on your hand
  • Excellent place for bug nerds, and all the rest of us! Bring your family and a good camera, release new born butterflies, in the beautiful butterfly garden, hold some giants bugs, and learn a thing a two about taxonomy. Great place for kids, and the staff is very kind and informative! 5 big stars! We spent about 2 hours here.
  • Best part is opportunity to interact with insects. We got to hold some of the stick insects and a scorpion, release some butterflies into the butterfly room. Exhibits are informative but not exhaustive. Great for young school-aged kids. Very friendly and helpful staff.
  • Really had great time during my visit. The staff is very friendly. There are thousands of insects in the museum to visit. I get a chance to touch some of the animals.
  • Good fun...nothing out of the normal here. Basic insect zoo. They let you hold a good number of insects and lizards. It was fun! Clean and safe.
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