John May Museum Center

710 Rock Creek Canyon Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80926 - United States




The May Museum is Colorado Springs’ premier bug museum! You name the bug and we’ve probably got it. We are located at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains in between Colorado Springs and Canon City. Our museum houses one of the largest private displays of tropical bugs in the world!

We have 7,000 INSECTS!
That’s a lot of bugs!


We have everything from giant tropical insects and spiders to thousands of colorful butterflies and moths. Our museum is home to squishy beetles, gigantic spiders and deadly scorpions, all perfectly preserved. Families and school groups have been visiting our museum for decades. With this large of a collection, there’s a bug for everybody!

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