Bugs! Our Backyard Heroes

Bugs! Our Backyard Heroes
25 Oct 2019 to 9 Feb 2020
10am to 5pm
Bugs! Our Backyard Heroes is a family-friendly, hands-on educational experience that brings visitors face-to-face with some real live mini-monsters.
Event type: 
Exhibition, OTHER
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Address: 
1 Grantham Street, Hamilton
Region: 
Waikato

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Bugs may have a reputation for being small, scaly and scary but some creepy crawlies are actually superheroes in disguise!

Bugs! Our Backyard Heroes is a family-friendly, hands-on educational experience that brings visitors face-to-face with some real live mini-monsters. The exhibition explores the secret world of bugs and the vital role they play in our lives without us even realising it!

Featuring ‘Eugene’, the giant centipede, and his friends the tree weetaa, stick insects, locusts, crickets, cockroaches and Avondale spiders, the exhibition also provides the opportunity for visitors to learn about the different native species of bugs in New Zealand and the sometimes precarious position they hold in the ecosystem.

There are plenty of hands-on activities for youngsters to get involved in, including how to become a citizen scientist and how bugs inspire those on the frontline of technology.

Education programmes are available for this exhibition.

Developed and toured by Puke Ariki Photo credit: Puke Ariki

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Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

14 Oct 2019

For an inspirational experience, visit us on the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct. Our exhibitions and activities tell the stories of this region and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science.