A Rs. 5 crore insect
museum with the state-of-the-art amenities was unveiled by Tamil Nadu Chief
Minister K Palaniswamy at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
The museum, established at a 6,691 sqft area, is fully
dedicated to insects and claimed to be the first of its in the country.
It would display insects preserved as specimens as also live
ones depicting their different developmental stages, images, videos and models
of their unique behaviour, habits and habitats.
The uniqueness of the museum is visible in the lobby, which
depicts the theme, "BUGS ARE KINGS," while the exhibiting area
comprises seven radial walls (bay) on the right side and an undivided wall on
the left side.
A section on social insect exhibiting termite mounds (whole
and sectioned) and bee hives of different kinds and forms would also be
A souvenir shop and a mini auditorium to screen insect
movies and documentary films are available.
Ramp is provided to facilitate the visit of the physically