Colorado Springs, Colorado: May Natural History Museum of the Tropics

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Address:
710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO
Directions:
Southwest edge of the city. I-25 exit 135. Drive west (toward mountains) for two miles. Turn left (south) onto Hwy 115 and drive five miles. Look for the water tower on the left, then turn right at the big bug and drive west one mile to the museum.
Hours:
May 1-Sep 30 Daily 9-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
719-576-0450
Admission:
Adults $6.00
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May Natural History Museum of the Tropics.

May Natural History Museum of the Tropics

The May family assembled a huge collection of exotic insects -- rare beetles, deadly spiders, wily phasmids -- from the jungles and remote reaches of the world.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [04/10/2011]

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Giant insect.

May Museum of Tropical Insects

7,000 insects of astonishing size, color, and type. Butterflies with transparent wings; bird-eating spiders; huge stick insects. Amazing! On the way to Royal Gorge if you're going that way. A bit pricey if it's not your thing, but otherwise excellent.

[eric schansberg, 07/25/2012]

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