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“Nothing fancy but cool”

May Natural History Museum of the Tropics
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Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

There isn't anything Hugh tech about the place but if you want to see an amazing collection of insects that are from all over the world...drop in and check it out. the staff doesn't seem to have it all together but they were friendly. We only went to the museum itself...doesn't take too much time but does have neat insects.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Amazing collection of tropical insects. At the same time, I was totally creeped out - those bugs are huge! Worth the admission fee.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Please read Robert N's review. It is accurate. I don't need to retype it again here. Admission as of 6/2013 is $6. It's a fair price.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I haven't been here in awhile but when the kids were little we LOVED it.
It was the funkiest and most amazing bug museum we've ever seen.
Very kitschy but the bugs were unbelievable.

1  Thank AMHanson
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

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

2  Thank Robert N
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