We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 72 Nimmanhemin 13, Huay-Kaew Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+66 53 211 891
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 329 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 152
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Very interesting and quirky

This is a fantastic place to visit. You can spend quite a bit of time as there is so much to look at. Really well worth your time to come here and look around.

Reviewed 1 week ago
sandyleeh
,
Gympie Region, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

329 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 243: English reviews
Gympie Region, Australia
Level Contributor
59 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic place to visit. You can spend quite a bit of time as there is so much to look at. Really well worth your time to come here and look around.

Helpful?
Thank sandyleeh
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something different to do, very interesting story of how the museum came about. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but worth a visit if you are interested in insects.

Helpful?
Thank Annemarie902
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a human on Earth, who happens to be in Chiang Mai, one must visit this extraordinary museum. A collection of insects, and other natural wonders, of which many can only dream of acquiring. I'd say it's even worth a trip to Chiang Mai just for this place. As an aspiring biologist, it is an experience I will never forget,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sage S
Luanda, Angola
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great 45-60 minutes out of your day. It's a two floor museum of a couple's insect, rock and other natural wonders collection. Recommended for midday when the heat is getting to you!

Helpful?
Thank KatyJean81
Frankfurt, Germany
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The museum was one of the most wonderful experiences in Chiang Mai. The hosts are reknown scientists in insect research who show their life's collection of the most amazing insects, but also rocks and gems and other wonders of nature to the public. You can feel their love and dedication all over the place.

Helpful?
Thank sarahha17
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Appeared to be closed - but ring the bell! And the host let you in. Very very positive learning full and informative set up showing the most incredible creatures and a historical input. I loved it - and the few people around - the sisters of the founder, are very kind people.

Helpful?
Thank Kim T B
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice private collection. Interesting life story of the scientist who created it. A lot of butterflies and bugs that I have never seen.

Helpful?
Thank Martina M
Laconia, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
95 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My main interest in visiting here was because they have many live insects, including stick insects, praying mantis, beautiful butterflies, and even iguanas and other lizards, in addition to a huge collection of butterflies from the smallest to the largest.

Helpful?
1 Thank limeyl8e
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Level Contributor
126 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This museum is a private collection, which is impressive. Two floors so be ready to climb stairs. Housed in a residential area, tucked away from the usual bustle of ChaingMai. There are some interesting things to see here. A bit of a menagerie of stuff to see.

Helpful?
1 Thank Shawbones
minnesota
Level Contributor
40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

It is great, with a huge collection of everything, but my kids are 7 and 11, and did not get all that much out of it. Lots of bugs, but sometimes 20 or 40 of the exact same beetle. So actually, for my boys to see the preserved bugs for sale in the night market was just as cool. Probably... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank scottsnew1

Travellers who viewed Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders also viewed

Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
 
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
 

Been to Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Bangkok, Thailand
5 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?