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Chaa Creek Natural History Museum

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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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We took a cab from San Ignacio to Chaa Creek to visit the Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm...and we loved it! For a low entree fee we had access to their great natural History Museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a cab from San Ignacio to Chaa Creek to visit the Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm...and we loved it! For a low entree fee we had access to their great natural History Museum, with a helpful and very knowledgeable guide. We also had access to the Blue Morpho Butterfly farm. Again we had an amazing guide all to ourselves... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

this small but interesting museum is staffed by people who can answer questions and are very friendly. I especially liked the birds nests, the mayan home, and the butterfly house.

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Thank Dainalp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A great exhibit of the history of Belize, especially the area surrounding the resort. A must see while a guest. Our family thought the museum was very well done and informative. The butterfly house is close by. This is where they propagate two species of butterflies. Everything at Chaa is First Class

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Thank Topgun48
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Lots of steps to the museum and butterfly house. Got a ride back down, but if you have knee replacements or need them, best to get a lift!

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La Habra, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This little gem was a big surprise! We learned about the life cycle of the Blue Morpho butterfly and many more facts about different animals that inhabit Belize. There is an extensive butterfly and bug collection as well as a large section of Mayan architecture and way of life. This small museum is truly a treasure!

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Thank Mai D
Albany, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great if staying at Chaa or there anyway. I don't think I would make a special trip to see this. Displays of insects, flora/fawna of the area and some old village tools and practices are explained by a guide on the hour. The morpho butterfly house is associated--also small but the presentation of the stages of the butterflies life cycle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This was awesome, especially the butterfly exhibit. You actually get to be in with these beautiful, huge blue morphos. They even let you hold them!!!! Be sure to bring bug spray and be aware of your surroundings. I had a spider on my hand and didn't even know it until someone pointed it out! There are other insects like caterpillars... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My daughter enjoyed seeing the butterfly exhibit. Unfortunately we missed the guided tour, which I am sure would have enhanced our experience!

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Thank Maggie K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is just a small compilation of information about the indigenous people, and the local flora and fauna, but it was very interesting to learn more about the area and its inhabitants. The info and pictures are clear and helpful.

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Thank 584marinas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Probably not worth a special trip, but a nice added feature for guests of Chaa Creek. The small Butterfly farm for Blue Morphos is an added attraction, as is the explanation of the gestation period of this gorgeous insect.

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