The Harrell House Bug Museum, Santa Fe

4.7
#14 of 37 in Museums in Santa Fe
The Harrell House Bug Museum boasts a museum and a store dedicated to insects, spiders, and other creepy crawlies. The museum houses a collection of 2,400 pinned butterflies and mounted bugs, as well as more than 100 live crawling critters, including scorpions, tarantulas, centipedes, lizards, snakes, frogs, and turtles. The store offers a wide assortment of educational toys, fossils, and dinosaur models, as well as insect-inspired jewelry and souvenirs. Arrange your visit to The Harrell House Bug Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Santa Fe using our Santa Fe trip maker website .
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  • Fantastic specimens, live and preserved. No pressure owners/operators who let you visit at your leisure. Really well set up. Was impressed with how clean the glass on the exhibits was. You could see e...  more »
  • Grand Slam destination for both young and old. All manner of bugs, lizards, snakes, creepy crawleys etc. Staff provided hands on lectures to wide eyed totally focused children and their grownups. Prov...  more »
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  • Great for kids! Feeding at 4pm daily and they let you hold lots of live bugs. Educational and fin for kids and adults. Small, but created by someone with a passionate hobby. He built many of the display cases, including a huge one at the back that he said weighs 500 lbs. A lovely specimen collection.
  • Very cool and interesting. I wanted to stay there all day long because of the cool animals they have. They really expanded it and it's so much fun and educational.

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