August 11, 2016
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For high-resolution photos, interviews, and more information please contact:

Burke Museum Public Relations
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206.543.9762

Buzz over to Bug Blast!

Bug Blast

Burke PR

Sunday, September 18, 2016
10 am – 4 pm 
Burke Museum


Bug out as thousands of specimens, dead and alive, fly, buzz, or crawl to the Burke Museum for Bug Blast, a favorite annual all-ages event. Get eye-to-eye with live bugs and spiders plus a honeycomb with live bees and a transparent ant nest. Also examine bugs of all kinds from the Burke’s collections and try some buggy snacks.

Special this year: live bug shows with The Bug Chicks! These two scientists (as seen on TV!) take time off from their research to inspire all of us to find our inner “bugdork.” Their presentation showcases the diversity of arthropods, and invites us to touch, hold, and pet the amazing creatures in their Bug Zoo.  Shows at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.

Additional Bug Blast activities include:

  • Hold live bugs like tarantulas and Madagascar cockroaches—if you dare!
  • See beetles, butterflies and more from the Burke's insect collection and spectacular private collections that are only viewable at Bug Blast
  • Get a bug's eye view with insect eye glasses
  • Find out how to care for bees and cultivate your own honey with the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association
  • Examine two beautiful specimens of Green Darner Dragonfly, the Washington state insect, on display for the first time
  • And more!

More information available at burkemuseum.org/bugblast.

For high resolution images and interviews with the Burke’s spider expert, contact burkepr@uw.edu.

The Bug Chicks

Jessica Honaker of The Bug Chicks shows a walking stick to visitors at their live bug show. Photo: Rachel Crick Photography.

Butterflies

Thousands of specimens from the Burke’s collection, including beautiful butterflies, will be on display for one day only at the museum’s annual Bug Blast event on Sunday, September 18. Photo: Jack Storms/Storms PhotoGraphic.

Visitors holding bug

Visitors can hold live bugs like Madagascar hissing cockroaches at the Burke Museum’s annual Bug Blast on Sunday, September 18. Photo: Lora Shinn.

Contact

For high-resolution photos, interviews, and more information please contact:

Burke Museum Public Relations
burkepr@uw.edu
206.543.9762

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