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Art, Nature, and Play Series: Insect Day

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Sat 07

Art, Nature, and Play Series: Feather Fest

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, July 10 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


All activities in Nature Explore

Free with Museum Admission

Did you know insects make up the largest percentage of the world’s known species? We think that’s something to celebrate! Embrace what bugs you as we identify these amazing creatures up close, learn fun facts, dress up in life-like costumes, create beautiful art and even learn to dance like your favorite arthropods!


Ongoing Activities (10:00am – 4:30pm)

Insect Investigation Station

How many different types of insects can you find? Explore the EcoTarium grounds, then bring what you find to the Insect Investigation Station. Examine insects up close using hand lenses and magnifying boxes, then sketch and color your six-legged friends with provided art supplies!

Insect Theater

Do you know the insect boogie? What about the waggle dance? Join us on the Music and Movement Stage where you can try on a costume, make some noise with a musical instrument, and shake a leg (or six) like your favorite creepy crawlies!


Scheduled Activities

10:00-11:30 am

  • Make & Take Art—Butterfly and Moth Masks
    • Design a mask inspired by the symmetry and wing patterns found in local moths and butterflies!

11:00-11:30 am

  • Guided Insect Walk
    • Join a museum educator on a guided nature walk to search our grounds for some awesome insects, from ants to zoraptera!

11:45 am-1:15 pm

  • Make & Take Art—Honeybee Tessellations
    • Celebrate insect artist-engineers and create a colorful geometric hive collage inspired by the amazing hexagonal shape of honeycomb.

12:15-12:45 pm

  • Insect Story Time

2:00-2:30 pm

  • Guided Insect Walk
    • Join a museum educator on a guided nature walk to search our grounds for some awesome insects, from ants to zoraptera!
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Date:
July 10
Time:
10:00 am - 4:30 pm