LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 3, 2012) - Creepy, crawly critters will be the name of the game at the Museum of Discovery May 10-12, 2012 as educators host the annual three-day Bug Out! event, providing visitors the opportunity to learn about insects and the world of entomology.
Jane Jones-Schulz, Education & Information Coordinator for the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, will conduct presentations on tarantulas native to Arkansas and rare and endangered invertebrates that can be seen both in The Natural State and other parts of the United States.
Museum visitors will get to view a live insect collection, learn of the dangers of mosquitos, the benefits of bees and more. If live bugs aren't suitable for some, people can build electronic crawlers in the museum's tinkering studio, and take their "bugbots" home.
The Museum of Discovery has many educational offerings for people of all ages, including three permanent galleries focused on physical, health and earth sciences. The Earth Journeys gallery allows visitors to explore some of our planet's unique inhabitants, several of which will be highlighted in the three-day event.
Bug Out! Demonstrations and Showtimes:
Thursday, May 10: 10 am; 12 pm; 2 pm
Friday, May 11: 10 am; 12 pm; 2 pm
Saturday, May 12: 11:30 am; 1 pm; 3 pm
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