Museo de Insectos

Museo de Insectos information

Location
San José , Costa Rica
Address
San Pedro
Telephone
+506 2511 5318
More information
www.miucr.ucr.ac.cr
Prices
admission US$2
Opening hours
8am-noon & 1-5pm Mon-Fri
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Reputedly Central America's largest insect museum, this place has an extensive collection assembled by the Facultad de Agronomía at the Universidad de Costa Rica. After viewing the specimens, visitors are invited to a room with a kitchen to sample meal worms, scarabs and crickets. A little salt and oregano does wonders.

Curiously, the museum is housed in the basement of the music building (Facultad de Artes Musicales), a brutalist structure painted an incongruous shade of Barbie pink.