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What's Bugging Belva?

What's Bugging Belva?

Schedule: October 27, 2018 - April 21, 2019
Norman Gallery, Mississippi River Center
Included with general admission (FREE for members)

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? includes 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, this exhibit features live invertebrates, including the Mexican Redknee Tarantula, Tanzanian Whip Scorpion, Praying Mantis, Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Giant Water Bug, Giant Sonoran Centipede, Emperor Scorpion, Atlantic San Fiddler Crab, and Arizona Walking Stick.

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.

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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.