Insect Safari

It's a day full of live insects: from caterpillars to ants, bees to giant roaches!

Learn about the world of insects! Net insects at the Montshire fields, examine live  colonies in the Museum's exhibits, or get a close look through microscopes at the Science Discovery Lab. Choose from:

10:30  Beetle Larvae – Explore metamorphosis as you hold and look up close at baby beetles. Discovery Lab. 

11:30  Insect Safari – Grab an insect net and go collecting in the Montshire fields. Science Park Pavilion.

12:30  Insects Up Close – Use magnifying glasses and microscopes to study a diversity of insects. Discovery Lab. 

1:30  Cockroaches – meet the museum’s giant hissing roaches from Madagascar. Discovery Lab. 

2:30  Leaf Cutter Ants – Learn about a complex insect society as you help care for the colony.Second Floor Exhibit.

3:30  Aquatic Insects –Explore the hidden insect life in pond water. Discovery Lab. 

4:30  Honeybees – Find the queen bee as you examine the life cycle of honeybees.Second Floor Exhibit.