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John May Museum Center

710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80926-9800
+1 719-576-0450
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LOTS of (mounted) bugs from all over

Very interesting museum if you like bugs (even if you don't, it' still interesting). Inexpensive to... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Amazing and interesting collection

We found this museum while driving to our next destination. Very impressive insect and butterfly... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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The two museums in this complex house one of the world's most outstanding collection of invertebrates and a history of America's space program.
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  • Very good55%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible13%
12 Sep 2016
“LOTS of (mounted) bugs from all over”
21 Apr 2016
“Amazing and interesting collection”
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710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80926-9800
+1 719-576-0450
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very interesting museum if you like bugs (even if you don't, it' still interesting). Inexpensive to enter (AAA discount price is $5) for adults. Takes an hour or two. Kind of dark inside (so the bugs don't deteriorate). Small print used to describe the bugs.

2  Thank T W
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We found this museum while driving to our next destination. Very impressive insect and butterfly collection and well preserved, considering most of them are about 100 years old. Insects from all over the world and I'm sure some are currently extinct. This is supposed to...More

1  Thank RubyRocks25
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This museum is off the beaten path and so worth the trip! They have on display 7000 different bugs, butterflies, moths, two fruit bats, a live Black Widow spider; the list could go on and on. The specimens come from all over the world and...More

1  Thank Patt-Mike H
Reviewed 28 August 2014

This museum is a massive collection of insects. The grand daughter is now the curator of this collection as well as owner and operator of the campground that is at the same location. This collection is very informative with an education you won't receive quite...More

4  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 19 November 2013

This is better than most of road side style museums that I've visited in Colorado and the price is reasonable for the time it takes to view the collection. My children both love bugs and wanted to go here in winter but it was closed...More

Thank nahdogg
Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you are into bugs this is a 5 star museum. There is a fantastic selection of bugs, I have never seen more, from beautiful butterflies to creepy beetles. If you have extra time, take a drive down Hwy 115 south towards Canon City, not...More

3  Thank wchambosse
Reviewed 23 July 2013

The exhibit is very old, insects from 1906 to 1940 is 80% of what is there. Most look as cool as the day the were caught. Some of the butterflies colors were amazing. Bugs that looked like creatures from other planet. If you need reading...More

4  Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Came back from my 2nd trip to the May Bug Museum yesterday, was as enthralled as the first time. So much to see in one medium-sized room. My only complaint would be about the lighting, some displays such as the jeweled beetles really needed proper...More

5  Thank Garry D
Reviewed 7 June 2013

First: this is a museum of insects, which includes some bugs. Yes, it is old, quirky, out of the way. Don't think of camping here! This is the largest insect collection outside the Smithsonian. Only a segment of the collection is displayed at any time....More

Thank Kay L
Reviewed 18 March 2013

You may not associate exotic insects with Colorado- But the May Bug Museum is quite the treat! I've read so many reviews complaining about the age of the place and the "kitschy" feel to it. get over it people! It makes me sad to read...More

1  Thank Sarah B
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