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Museo Entomologico - Museum Leon - Nicaragua

For the past two decades, Jean-Michel Maes and his wife, Juana T茅llez R. have been collecting all the many forms of Nicaraguan insect (beautiful blue morphos, armored rhinoceros beetles, scorpions big and small) and inviting visitors to see them. Three years ago, they opened the long-planed Museo Entomol贸gico de Le贸n (, the country鈥檚 most extensive insect collection. The museum is a surprisingly small space, considering it contains 725,000 specimens and 10,000 species (including exotic examples from other countries). Even if the idea of creepy crawlies makes you shudder, you won鈥檛 want to miss a peek into the carefully labeled cases of jewel-like bugs and glowing butterflies. The place is also a research center, so those with a serious interest in entomology will enjoy bug-chats with the curator. The museum is open from 9 to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. daily and costs C$1

Calle 2a, Ave 3 NE
Leon, Nicaragua

Museum Types:
Science and nature

Price Description: 10 C

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

Contact Information:
Phone: 505-311-6586

Here are other activities in and around Leon that may be of interest: Museo de Arte Sacro, Museo de la Revolucion, Museum of Traditions and Legends, Museo Adiact and Museo Ruben Dario.

By Mike Karanicolas

Michael Karanicolas is awesome.

14 Jun 2008

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