Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology

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  • Phone:+886 04 9291 3311
  • Address:No.6-2, Nancun Rd., Puli Township, Nantou County 545, Taiwan (R.O.C.) View on Map
Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology is located in Nantou County's Puli Township, on Nancun Road, No.6-2. It was established by Yu Musheng in Minguo Year 8. He collected and researched insects for many years, and in the process, found several new varieties of beetles and butterflies. Due to his great contribution, he was hailed as "Father of Puli's Insects". After the war, the specimens were destroyed. But after Taiwan regained independence, his son, Yu Qingjin inherited his amibtion and published information on new specimens. He heavily collected both domestic and foreign specimens. The insects were then gathered into a new museum, opened during Minguo Year 63. 
The museum is a white building with a fountain in front of the gate. Within the area, there's the butterfly ecological park, simulated ecological education area, live insect breeding area, children's DIY classroom, multimedia insect education center, souvenir shop, and more. There's around 16,000 insect specimens within the museum. In addition to butterflies and beetles, one can see famous specimens from all over the world. 
Insects are the most prolific animals in the world, with more than 1 million discovered species. Their outer body structure is covered with a shell made of chitin and divided into three sections: head, thorax, and abdomen. They possess six legs and compound eyes, as well as a pair of feelers. Insects play a vital role in the ecosystem, such as loosening soil, serving as food for other animals, pest control, serving as food in certain South American and Southeast Asian countries, and more. However, insects may also pose a threat to humans with their venom and can even spread disease. 

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Everyday 08:00-17:30

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"Adult
NT $ 120
Individual

Concessions
NT $ 100
children over 110 cm, students and elder persons over 70 years old

Adult Group
NT $ 100
over 20 members

Free
children below 110 cm
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