This is one of those museums which offers signs for the museum and an attached RV park, as if this were a mildly kitschy roadside attraction. The turn-in from the highway features a metal sculpture of a giant beetle. The museum is located in an older building. It is comprised of
an earlier generation of May's extensive insect collection.The focus is on tropical butterflies and beatles, with a few other insects through in for good measure. Dozens of cases of thousands of insects are on display. The rows upon rows of insects, and in particular the butterflies, are fascinating.
Admission here was 6 dollars for an adult in August 2012. The enterprise is a family affair, now managed by the grandchildrens' generation of the original collector. The bugs date from the 1930s. The collection is worth a stop, not only because of its own virtues but because it is the kind of well-done roadside attraction which is all too rare these days. It's less a science museum or an amusement than a simple insect collection; fortunately, that's more than enough.
We also enjoyed seeing the many hummingbirds just outside the museum. This is a good stop
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