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“Must stop for the kids”

Harrell House of Natural Oddities
Ranked #35 of 274 things to do in Santa Fe
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: We are located INSIDE the mall at DeVargas Center! The mall entrance closest to our store is around the corner from Hastings, Panda Express and Great Clips and across the hall from Ross. The Museum features Oliver Greer's Crawlywood Collection, a staggering assortment of 2,400 mounted insects, arachnids and other bugs from all over the world. You will also see the Harrell Houses' own collection of LIVE invertebrates including more than 100 of live tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes and other amazing creepy-crawlies! Museum and store are Inside the Mall. No admission required to visit store, the Harrell House Science Shop offers a wide range of educational toys, dinosaur models, fossils, mounted insects, original art, jewelry, souvenirs and more!Museum Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for Children 12 and under. Military and Senior discounted rate $5.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This was a great stop for our family! The owner was very knowledgeable and let us touch some of the bugs. Very educational for all of us!

Thank jlbaldwinz
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"bug museum"
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"live bugs"
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"creepy crawlies"
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"bugs and spiders"
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"live exhibits"
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"few bucks"
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"black light"
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"impressive collection"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
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"worth the admission fee"
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"cool experience"
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"a small gift shop"
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"tarantula"
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"specimens"
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"farrell"
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"arachnids"
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"feeding"
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

My kids are 9 (girl) and 7 (boy). The girl said "I hate bugs" but liked this place. Owner loves what he does and it shows. He took great interest in showing the kids several different interesting live bugs and was happy to answer questions. I enjoyed it too. Doesn't take a lot of time to see the place but worth the cost.

Thank catapocalypse
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

My 10-year-old son absolutely loved visiting this museum. He loved (and hated) the huge and creepy crawlers, but it was all he talked about for the rest of the trip.

Thank cehicks23
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

The space is not huge but full packed with bugs (dead and alive). Very educational, the owner will not spare any details, will explain everything on their habitat, food, longevity. Easy to spend a couple of hours there and at the end of the visit you can manipulate some of the live residents. Full of color, texture. One of the best value for a few bucks. Highly recommended and the parking is easy in the shopping center.

Thank MichaX
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

The best bug exhibit I have ever seen! There are thousands of pinned specimens and plenty of live specimens too. The staff are always friendly and happy to share their knowledge with anyone. Educational and interesting, this museum is perfect for kids and adults alike. There is even a small gift shop packed with goodies you wouldn't find anywhere else. This museum is a local treasure and a great way to spend the afternoon.

Thank leo r
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