The Harrell House Bug Museum, Santa Fe

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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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  • Really interesting. The live reptiles/fish/insects were more interesting than the (also interesting) display bugs. They best part was holding bugs—beetles, roaches, a tarantula, a...  more »
  • This museum Never disappoints. Every time I’m in the area with others of all ages, all are shocked at how interesting and fun this gem is. I never spend less than 2 hours. So much to see and learn.  more »
  • Took our granddaughters to this museum, but we really enjoyed it too. Very affordable entry fee, great learning experience, girls got to hold a bug. They loved it.
  • Got to look at a lot of cool animals and bugs! Learned a lot about different beetles, moths, butterflies, praying mantis, etc.! So much fun, I would definitely check it out! It's also part of a traveling market, so I suggest walking around and looking at the different art pieces after!

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