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Bug Blast

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Sun., Sept. 22, 2013 | 10 am – 4 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members

Bug out as thousands of specimens, dead and alive, fly, buzz, or crawl to the Burke Museum for this favorite annual family event. Get eye-to-eye with giant walking sticks, examine bugs of all kinds from the Burke’s collections, try some buggy snacks, and more!

He’s back!  David George Gordon, AKA The Bug Chef, returns to Bug Blast with brand new recipes from his recently published book of entomophalolical delights, The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, Revised: 40 Ways to Cook Crickets, Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin.  The Bug Chef will cook up tasty treats on the outdoor stage at 10:30 am, noon, and 1:30 pm.  Can you eat them?  Of course you can!

Additional Bug Blast highlights:

  • Check out an ant cam
  • Look into a honeycomb with live bees
  • Make a fun bug craft
  • Touch live bugs – if you dare!
  • Learn about bug-eating plants

Bug Blast is included with museum admission and is FREE for Burke members. Not a member? Join today!

This event is presented in partnership with SCARABS: The Bug Society.

Photo by Lora Shinn.