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August 08, 2012

Bug Out at the Burke!

14th Annual Bug Blast Family Event
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Sunday, September 16, 2012
10 am – 4 pm

Seattle – Bug out as thousands of specimens, dead and alive, hop, 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, or even try some buggy snacks!

Additional Bug Blast highlights:

  • Live bugs to see and touch
  • Bugged-out face painting
  • Crafts for the whole family
  • Learn about bug-eating plants
  • And more!

Special this year, Bug Blast plays host to The Bug Chicks! These two scientists 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. They’re interactive, fun, and children from Beaverton to Bellingham have proclaimed them “better than a videogame.”

Bug Blast is included with museum admission and is FREE to Burke members. This event is presented in partnership with SCARABS: The Bug Society.

Photo: A Bug Blast visitor gets a close encounter with a walking stick. Photo by Lora Shinn.

For high resolution photos or interviews with The Burke Chicks and the Burke’s own spider expert, contact burkepr@uw.edu.

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(206) 543-9762; FAX (206) 616-1274
burkepr@uw.edu

A Bug Blast visitor gets a close encounter with a walking stick.
Photo by Lora Shinn.