Schedule: October 27, 2018 - April 14, 2019
Location: Norman Gallery, Mississippi River Center
Cost: Included with general admission
Step into the storybook world of boxelder bug Belva as her grandfather teaches her the wonders of being an insect. The exhibit uses a children’s story format and an interactive garden setting to guide visitors through Belva’s world.
Belva learns lessons about the interesting features of insects, such as the metamorphosis a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly. She also discovers how insects, such as beetles, are important for cleaning up dead animals and other “garbage” in nature.
What’s Bugging Belva? is geared toward children ages Pre-K through 4th grade with hands-on opportunities and up-close-and-personal experiences with insects. In addition to models of the real insects that are portrayed in the story, the Museum & Aquarium will display an additional eight species of insects, bugs, and arachnids in the exhibit.
To coincide with What’s Bugging Belva?, each Saturday throughout the exhibit run will featured a bug-related Creature Feature and story time in the exhibit at 1:30 p.m.
What's Bugging Belva? was created by the Purdue Agricultural Communications Exhibit Design Center.
Radio Dubuque is the premiere sponsor of What's Bugging Belva.
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