May Natural History Museum

The World's Largest Private Insect Collection


Visit the World’s Largest Private Insect Collection

Close to Colorado Springs, perfect for kids!

With over 7,000 species of beautiful butterflies, moths, bizarre beetles, giant spiders, deadly scorpions and more! Known as the “Bug Museum” to many children and families around the area, the May Natural History Museum is a fun place for bug enthusiasts, scientists and anybody wanting to explore the creepy and crawly!

For over 80 years, May Museum Founder James May traveled the world finding over 100,000 fascinating specimens of bugs, insects and other things that crawl on the ground. Visit one of the world’s largest private collections of outstanding giant insects, related creatures and rare artifacts.

With beetles so big they knocked people over in flight, you’re sure to find the coolest bugs here!

To Complete Your Visit:

  • Bring your camera to take pictures of all the creepy crawly bugs
  • Explore the gift shop with fun trinkets, books and educational gifts
  • Pack a picnic and enjoy our beautiful grounds

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