A few weeks ago, we went to Bug Fest in Raleigh at the Museum of Natural Science. There were so many displays of live bugs to see!
|Mine and Olivia's favorite: large, creepy, nasty spiders. I prefer them displayed on the bottom of my shoe.|
|O getting a closer look st some little spiders|
|Even Emma was enjoying herself.|
|Gabe wanted to see the scorpions up close.|
|Ezra, however, wanted to see crickets.|
|Some massive stick-like bug that I didn't get the name of. O was brave enough to touch, but wouldn't hold it.|
|Rebecca was game, tho. :)|
|Seeing all the different types of grasshoppers, locusts and crickets was amazing.|
|No, that's not a bug, but a puffer fish. There were displays scattered throughout the building, so we got to see some of the regular exhibits, too.|
|A Snapping Turtle. Olivia had been reading Minn of the Mississippi, which is about a snapper that travels the whole length of the river.|
|Impressive chalk art|
They had a discovery room where the kids could go and do all kinds of bug-related activities like dress up as a bug, play games, look at things under a microscope, etc.
All-in-all, it was a very fun day. We look forward to going back next year! :)