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Chaa Creek Natural History Museum

Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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Ranked #9 of 27 things to do in San Ignacio
Type: Natural history museums, Museums
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Type: Natural history museums, Museums
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Hudson, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are staying or taking a trip to Chaa, be sure to check out this interesting and informative exhibit. There is wide variety of information related to geography, geology, anthropology and more. However, it is fairly small and there is small fee if you are not a guest at the resort. Therefore, I suggest skipping the 20 minute (and... More 

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Winters, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This attraction is located on the grounds of Chaa Creek Lodge's grounds. (We were staying at duPlooy's, nearby) The museum is relatively small, but packed with displays and artifacts. The highlight for us was the Butterfly sanctuary. Chaa raises the Blue Morpho Butterfly, and you get quite the education on this species. Remember, this is a rainforest, so be prepared... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went just for the day, did the medicinal trail and canoed back to San Ignacio. The location is a bit out of town, but we were picked up by the staff of Chaa Creek, who were very helpful. The property is beautiful and breathtaking. We were given such a wonderful tour of the medicinal trail, with our guide being... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The blue morpho butterfly is a beauty to behold. It was very interesting hearing about how they are raised here at Chaa Creek. Glad they no longer sell them for release at weddings,etc. This was the best review of the complete life cycle of the butterfly I have ever heard or seen. They have living examples of each stage and... More 

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