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From the merchant: Educational museum featuring thousands of bugs (living and preserved), plus reptiles, amphibians and more!

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Chris
7 ratings4 reviews
August 5, 2020
Great experience!
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YING
July 29, 2020
Super cool place. Owner is very knowledgeable and employees there are very friendly and showed us all type of live insects answered all types of questions from us. Good for kids and adults.
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MB
2 ratings2 reviews
July 21, 2020
The place is great for kids and adults alike. There are so so many very cool, and sometimes creepy, critters to check out. Lots of information on every display! The proprietor was awesome - so welcoming and he showed us some very cool specimens at the end, including a python (EEK!). The gift shop is also great - we bought a bunch of stuff. We would go back, for sure.
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Ashley
4 ratings1 reviews
July 17, 2020
Wade was so helpful and showed my son son bugs and so very knowledgeable :)
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virginiaTOP REVIEWERSHUTTERBUG
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June 17, 2020
Excellent the guy was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his jib thank you we learned alot.
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Alondra
5 ratings2 reviews
March 18, 2020
It was awesome and I got to hold a tarantula!
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Rebecca
3 ratings3 reviews
March 17, 2020
The animal feeder is so knowledgeable! I learned a lot from him as he fed the animals, then allowed anyone to hold insects and learn about them.
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Erin
4 ratings4 reviews
March 16, 2020
My daughter wanted to take the precious tortoise, “Shelly”, home with us! Worth your time to stop in! Very friendly a knowledgeable folks!
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About The Harrell House Bug Museum

The Harrell House Bug Museum is temporarily closed as of Monday, March 23rd. Click here for additional information.


Insects have always been a passion for Oliver Greer and Wade Harrell, the collaborators behind The Harrell House Bug Museum. Greer has been collecting bugs since he was 10 years old, and his collection of mounted specimens now spans the globe. Harrell's interests lie more in living insects, several of which he takes out for weekly live feedings that aren't for the faint of heart.

  • Size: more than 60 live animals, plus a collection of mounted bugs and creepy crawlies that exceeds 2,400 specimens.
  • Eye Catcher: the Goliath bird-eating tarantula, the largest live spider in the Bug Museum.
  • Permanent Mainstay: a display case containing more than 1,200 moths, beetles, and butterflies gathered from around the globe as well as Greer's home of Santa Fe.
  • Don't Miss: the 24-inch whip spider from Peru and the delicate southern tailed birdwing—one of the rarest butterflies in the world.
  • Special Program: on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., visitors can experience a live feeding as Harrell offers crickets and cockroaches to an assortment of tarantulas, scorpions, and centipedes.

The Harrell House Bug Museum

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