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May Natural History Museum of the Tropics

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Fun place to take kids

All of our grandchildren love this place. There's a large room with displays of bugs, moths... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado
LOTS of bugs

Nice museum of insects, lots of them. The displays are nicely done if not a little old looking but... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Florissant, Colorado
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

All of our grandchildren love this place. There's a large room with displays of bugs, moths, caterpillars, and all other kinds of creepy crawly things. It's really a fun place to go. It's a little difficult to find so be sure to map it before...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank petuniaq2
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Nice museum of insects, lots of them. The displays are nicely done if not a little old looking but some of them are from the 1930s, so they are old. The collection also has an interesting history from traveling fairs to Walt Disney. Worth the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JThobe
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This is something that is a good time spent- make sure you watch the video and read all the plaques/cards in the cases. That’s where you get the value of the museum. It was crazy to see the dates of the insects going back to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Nice drive out to Museum. Everything is well display lot of bugs, butterflies and spiders also they are not alive:)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 June 2018

What I found most amazing about this large collection of insects is that many of them were collected over 100 years ago! That's remarkable. But, this is, quite simply, an old-fashioned collection of insects from all over the world. For those who have an interest...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank vinlyn
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We walked and looked for an hour and then discovered that they are only able to display about a tenth of his collection and change it annually. We'll be going back for sure. It's a family affair and a labor of love to be sure....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sammy P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

You will not believe that this collection is so extensive. You could spend hours here. Mrbthree sons Loved it. Inexpensive and there is great hiking in the area and you are not far from Cheyenne Mt. Park.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank memueller22017
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The giant beetle outside offers fair warning. This exhibit is huge! Over 100,000 insects have been carefully cataloged and cased for the world to see. Even if creepy crawlies give you the creeps it's amazing to see the amazing array of colors, types and sizes....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Diana R
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Off the beaten track but a gem. Loved the bug collection! A family with older teens is hard to impress but all 3 kids (aged 15,17,19) enjoyed looking at the exhibits.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jinna L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great out of the way gem. Not high profile but a fun way to spend the afternoon that can end with a picnic in the woods. Beautiful spot with great space archives and natrual samples. A local surpirse treat.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ranganath W
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