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Harrell House of Natural Oddities

556 N Guadalupe St, Inside DeVargas Center Mall, Santa Fe, NM 87501-4402
+1 505-695-8569
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Amalgamation two private live and mounted "bug" collections.

This place is awesome. Found it on Groupon. They give you flash lights to help see the critters in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CowdocatSA
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Saint Albans, Vermont
A MUST SEE for Families with Kids

I took a friends kids here once while I was watching them for the day. In a day and age where kids... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Braden A
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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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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556 N Guadalupe St, Inside DeVargas Center Mall, Santa Fe, NM 87501-4402
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awesome. Found it on Groupon. They give you flash lights to help see the critters in their arboretums. Truly amazing. Many different exhibits of insects, lizards and other critters both alive and mounted. Kid friendly, not scary and you can handle some...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I took a friends kids here once while I was watching them for the day. In a day and age where kids are not really incentivised to explore nature or ask questions about the world around them, this place does a great service by bringing...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Soooooo freakin' cool! There are so many bugs, critters, and assorted creatures to keep any interested child or adult entertained and excited. You might not get over your fears in one visit, but you will hopefully gain a new appreciation for the animals with whom...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

A great mix of live and collected specimens! They were feeding the lizards on the Thursday we visited and we got to hold many insects! I would visit again!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

My family of young adults and 50 something parents really enjoyed this gem of museum. You can even pet or hold a number of tame bugs. the gift shop was very good

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This was a great little escape for a Sunday afternoon. It was a bigger collection than I expected. I loved the bugs of course but there are also lizards and amphibians, including a monitor lizard that was quite active while I was there. There are...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great value and amazing collection. We have rarely seen such a variety anywhere else. The live exhibits were also very interesting and will be back again when friends or family come to visit. We drove an hour to see it and it...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

OMG, the size of some of the spiders...its nearly unreal. I can see why children, especially young boys, love this place...and adults can learn to appreciate them for the way that they fit into their own habitats as they evolved over millions of years. Hubby...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We found Harrell House on Living Social, and since we were travelling to Santa Fe, we bought the deal. This was truly a great find. The collection is extensive, and incredibly impressive. You can tell that everything is a passion project. The live animals were...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Our five-year-old son actually found this place through a flyer in the hotel lobby. It's a small place, but big enough to have a great experience. Lots of bugs to see and you will be amazed at the size of some of them. You'll want...More

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