May Natural History Museum, Colorado Springs

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May Natural History Museum is an entomology museum in Rock Creek Park, Colorado. The museum describes its holdings as the world's largest private insect collection. The museum's insects and arachnids were collected by amateur naturalist James May from 1903 until his death in 1956; the museum was founded by his son, John May, in 1952.

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  • when they say world class, they mean it! Don't miss this unassuming treasure tucked back in a little corner of Colorado Springs. Take the kids. Jeweled bugs!  more »
  • If you're interested in insects or butterflies this should be a "must see" destination for you. I've never seen so many different types of butterflies and insects located in one place. I think it's....  more »
  • We loved this place, amazing colection of insects, great customer service. Awesome little gift shop. Had a blast!!
  • We have gone here so many times, but never gets old. Amazing collection! It is fascinating to see so many thousands of insects all very different and many seem so unreal in appearance and size.

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