The Harrell House of Natural Oddities and Bug Museum is built around Oliver Greer's Crawlywood Collection which consists of over 2,400 mounted insects, bugs and arachnids from all over the world. These amazing and diverse creepy crawlies populate the walls at the Museum allowing you to get closer than you would probably like to if they were still crawling around! Though if you are squeamish you may not like the live tarantulas, centipedes, millipedes and more that make up the rest of the Museum's collection. Once you are done you can visit the Museum's store which has all kinds of crawly-related toys for kids and adults alike.
Things to Do
- Don't miss the Wednesday feedings at 4:30 pm. Watch as one of the Museum's experts feeds insects to tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes and more. Watch these creepy crawlies devour and digest their prey in weird and remarkable ways.
- Though there is a small charge to enter the Museum you do not need to pay to enter the store. Make sure you drop in even if you don't have an interest in seeing the Museum exhibits. All kinds of gifts and souvenirs can be found for sale here including educational materials, fossils, minerals, jewelry, art, games, puzzles, books and more.
The Harrell House of Natural Oddities and Bug Museum Insider Tips
- The Museum is located in the DeVargas Shopping Center which is home to plenty of services, shops and dining. Along with a trip to the Museum you can indulge in some retail therapy, get a good meal or head to the cinema!