During Your Visit
Here are a few things which will help make your visit enjoyable:
- Go to the back of the museum and look at the “live” critters first. We have a tarantula, stick bugs, African Praying Mantis, a pregnant scorpion, beetles and millipedes. Each has a sign giving information about the insect or bug.
- Look at the ants and how they interact with each other. The question which comes up all the time is “Where is the queen ant?”. We don’t have a queen since they are able to lay up to 2,000 eggs a day. Our harvester ants are able to work without the direction of a queen.
- There are microscopes to look at the bugs in acrylic close up.
- You will also see many “preserved bugs” to look at from all over the world.
- In the gift shop there are more critters to look at.
- The last is don’t forget to take color pages of the life cycles of the butterflies, lady bugs, and frogs.