India’s first insect museum opened in Tamil Nadu
India’s first insect museum with state-of-the-art amenities was unveiled at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University campus in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswamy.
The museum has been established at an area of 6,691 sqft. It is fully dedicated to insects. It will display insects preserved as specimens as also live ones depicting their different developmental stages. It will provide information about insects through images, videos and models of their unique behaviour, habits and habitats.
The lobby of the museum depicts theme “BUGS ARE KINGS”. Its exhibiting area comprises seven radial walls (bay) on right side and an undivided wall on the left side. It also has section on social insect exhibiting termite mounds (whole and sectioned) and bee hives of different kinds and forms. It also has souvenir shop and mini auditorium to screen insect movies and documentary films are available.