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“Learn about butterfly metamorphosis”

Ranked #15 of 42 things to do in San Ignacio
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

The blue morpho butterfly is a beauty to behold. It was very interesting hearing about how they are raised here at Chaa Creek. Glad they no longer sell them for release at weddings,etc. This was the best review of the complete life cycle of the butterfly I have ever heard or seen. They have living examples of each stage and show them to you close up. For the nature lover!

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

My husband and I were staying at Chaa Creek and decided to take the free tour offered to the Natural History Museum and the Butterfly Farm. According to the Chaa Creek website, the tour is $5/person for people who aren't staying at Chaa Creek. The guide was very informative and answered all questions that we had. The butterfly farm and the museum are located next to each other. The museum is split in half. Half covers Mayan history and the other half covers natural history. There was a lot of information about the native animals and conservation projects. The Mayan section had a display of a traditional Mayan home and info about the Mayan ruins in the area.

The butterfly farm had screened in building that contained the adult butterflies. There were only a few at the time we visited. There were also enclosures that had the pupae and larvae. The morpho butterflies are beautiful. I wished that we could have seen some in the wild!

Overall a nice visit with a good guide. We definitely recommend visiting if you are staying at Chaa Creek. However, I wouldn't drive all the way from San Ignacio just to see the museum and butterfly farm.

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

The museum is small but packed full of information pertaining to the surrounding area. The naturalist who gave us a lecture was knowledgeable and was encouraging of questions. The only reason that I didn't give this five stars is that the butterfly farm is in the middle of re-populating the butterflies (blue morphos). We were able to see and learn about the whole life cycle (from eggs to butterfly), but there were only two blue morphos rather than a large cluster of them.

Thank Judy C
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Having a guide show and explain the life cycle of the butterfly. The natural history maps were very informative.

Thank Travelor432
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Lovely area with beautiful landscaping and many interesting activities and cultural exhibits. So much to learn about the history of this area in BZ!

Thank JaH0
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