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Chaa Creek Natural History Museum

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Address: San Ignacio, Belize

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Mayan sites are all over Belize. This is a quaint little museum next to the butterfly center. Provides a nice synopsis of Belizian history. We were already staying at the Lodge at Chaa Creek so was convenient.

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This was one of ths stops that my school group made when we visited Belize. As a biology teacher, I was impressed with the exhibits and the knowledge of the staff. With our guide, it truly was natural history as they identified types of animals and their role in the environment and the plants that influenced them. The area was... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A wonderful insight into the history of Belize. Also included were the indigenous animals of Belize. Also in the same location was the butterfly conservatory where they they hatch the Blue Morpho butterfly. We were given a very informative tour.

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Leavenworth
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Take the time to do this it is very nice and we enjoyed our time there. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Much better things to do at the resort like hiking, the pool, the butterfly greenhouse and the amazing spa.

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Calgary
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A two room museum, detailing the mammals, birds and insects of Belize. I came away from there with a better understanding of my jungle surroundings. Easy to combine the visit with the Blue Orpho butterfly cage

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

there is a small exhibit and butterfly farm. The Belize blue butterfly is stunning, so that is worth is all by itself. The museum is interesting, has a lot of research material and work, and shows that the history of the Mayan people, which started about 1500 or so BC, and still exist in Belize and the surrounding areas today,... More 

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