Came back from my 2nd trip to the May Bug Museum yesterday, was as enthralled as the first time. So much to see in one medium-sized room. My only complaint would be about the lighting, some displays such as the jeweled beetles really needed proper light to show them off.
Otherwise, awesome collection. Yeah, the place is a little peculiar. If you like that, you must go. Even if you don't the variety of bugs is simply amazing. Everyone in the family LOVED it. My eight- and sixteen-year-olds, even my wife. Spent almost 3 hours oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over the cool bugs.
As a "bonus" to some, the live Black Widow exhibit I saw the first time is no longer there. That even unnerved me at first although I kinda liked it too. With the age and size of the exhibit I suspect some of the species of insects are now extinct. Just a guess, but I think I may be right.
Like another reviewer said, if you require a very polished big-budget exhibit with multi-media and lots of sizzle, this might not be for you. It's essentially a room with a bunch of wooden cases with an unbelievable variety of insects. Next time I go I might bring a big handheld magnifying glass. And only $6??? Can't say enough...
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