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Harrell House of Natural Oddities

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Address: 556 N Guadalupe St, Inside DeVargas Center Mall, Santa Fe, NM 87501-4402
Phone Number:
+1 505-695-8569
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10:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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We are located INSIDE the mall at DeVargas Center! The mall entrance...

We are located INSIDE the mall at DeVargas Center! The mall entrance closest to our store is around the corner from Hastings, Panda Express and Great Clips and across the hall from Ross. The Museum features Oliver Greer's Crawlywood Collection, a staggering assortment of 2,400 mounted insects, arachnids and other bugs from all over the world. You will also see the Harrell Houses' own collection of LIVE invertebrates including more than 100 of live tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes and other amazing creepy-crawlies! Museum and store are Inside the Mall. No admission required to visit store, the Harrell House Science Shop offers a wide range of educational toys, dinosaur models, fossils, mounted insects, original art, jewelry, souvenirs and more!Museum Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for Children 12 and under. Military and Senior discounted rate $5.

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Very cool experience!

Very cheap price and good value for money! We went here just about 4pm and got to follow animal feeding up close without extra charge. Staff even offered us to hold bugs. Go check... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ossi N
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cheap price and good value for money! We went here just about 4pm and got to follow animal feeding up close without extra charge. Staff even offered us to hold bugs. Go check this place out - it's worth it!

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1 Thank Ossi N
Taos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to visit this Bug Museum with your family and friends. Excellent for all ages. Hands-on experience you will remember and return over and over again. This is a very well kept secret that EVERYONE should know about.

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1 Thank taosgranny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real surprise- great collection of bugs and spiders. The guys who are running it deserve high praise for the manner in which they looked after us. Getting to hold insects, scorpions and a spider was a real highlight. Great little souvenir shop as well. Can't wait to go back!

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1 Thank Chris H
Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou, Louisiana
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

THis was really cool. It took a while to find,but when we did, it was amazing. the best thing there was the service he was really nice.

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1 Thank majormajor7
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is a great attraction for a few bucks. We saw bugs we had only read about before but they are alive, and you can handle some of them! The perfect size for little kids without zoo-sized attention spans. The owner is very knowledgeable and friendly.

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2 Thank Virgil_Boulder
Corrales, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Bugs not individually marked as to place or name. Took us 14 minutes to see the whole thing. $6 fee? yagottabkiddingme!

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Thank Mickey6448
Omak, Washington
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great place to bring the kids and grandkids. Variety of insects, snakes, and other animals. They are well displayed and there is opportunity to touch and feel some of the residents during the visit. Staff is friendly and does good job in presentation to the kids.

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Thank JERRYG448
Tesuque
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

There is a great collection of all the shiver-inducing bugs beloved by little and big kids. The price is reasonable, and the location is very easy to find.

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Thank Patricia E
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

My boys and I went here to give my wife a break. The boys loved it. The staff was very helpful and explained a lot about all of the creepy crawlies which included insects, arachnids, snakes, amphibians, fish, amphibians and reptiles. The boys had a lot a questions about tarantulas and insects. Each of which the boys were allowed to... More 

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1 Thank Eric R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Who would have thought there would be a bug museum in Santa Fe?????? We spent a delightful hour looking at all the mounted bugs, live lizards, snakes, & insects. The admission is good for the entire day so we came back at 4 to watch the feeding of the lizards & snakes. Didn't catch the feeder's name but he shared... More 

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