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August 22, 2011

Dung Beetles, Dragon Flies, and a Puppet Show

13th Annual Bug Blast Family Event
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Sun., Sept. 18, 10 am - 4 pm

Seattle – Face your fears and feed your fascination when thousands of specimens, dead and alive, crawl to the Burke Museum for this favorite annual family event. See bugs that eat plants, plants that eat bugs, or eat a bug yourself!

Special this year are puppet show performances of The Secret Life of Bugs by Spyglass Theater. Step into a world of dragonflies, dung beetles, and metamorphosis through black-light puppetry! Join Ananse the Spider in discovering the secrets of orb weaving and prey-stalking with puppet show performances throughout the day.

Spyglass Theater performances are by reservation-only. Puppet shows are free with admission to the museum. Reserve your space now online to guarantee your seat at the show or register in person at the Burke Museum on Bug Blast day.

Performance times:

  • 10:30 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm


The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursdays. Admission: $10.00 general, $8.00 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children 4 and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Prorated parking fees are $15 and partially refundable upon exit if paid in cash. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org. The Burke Museum is an American Association of Museums Accredited Museum.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206-543-6450/V, 206-543-6452/TTY, 206-685-7264/FAX, or dso@u.washington.edu

(206) 543-9762; FAX (206) 616-1274