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August 13, 2014

Bug Blast

Sunday, Sept. 21, 10 am – 4 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID

Seattle – Buzz on over to the Burke to make some new six- and eight-legged friends. See thousands of specimens from the Burke collection and private collections, learn about beneficial bugs, enjoy buggy music and more!

Additional Bug Blast highlights:

  • Check out the live Ant Cam
  • Look into a honeycomb with live bees
  • Make a fun bug craft
  • Touch live bugs – if you dare!
  • Taste buggy treats

Special this year! Special guest and local celebrity Ciscoe Morris of “Gardening with Ciscoe” will shed light on the beneficial bugs hidden in your garden. Listen as Ciscoe recounts some of his favorite bug stories, from moving a bald-faced hornet nest to releasing lacewings at Seattle University. Visitors will also have the chance to ask general gardening questions.

Catch local songwriter Nancy Stewart playing some buggy tunes for families. Wiggle around and jump up and down with “Ants in Your Pants.” Learn some fun facts about the history a favorite garden bug in “Lovely Little Ladybug.” Sing in Spanish as Nancy leads a rousing rendition of “La Cucaracha.” With these and many more buggy originals, Nancy will have you singing and dancing along to her Bee-Boppin Bugs show.

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

For high resolution photos or interviews, contact burkepr@uw.edu.

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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 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four 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 burkemuseum.org. The Burke Museum is an American Alliance of Museums-accredited museum and a Smithsonian Affiliate.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice),206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at dso@u.washington.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.

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