One-day only chance to Become a Bug Buddy at Waikato Museum
Waikato Museum is offering an exclusive one-day
only chance to touch and hold insects and other small
creatures at its family-friendly Bugs! Our Backyard Heroes
exhibition on Saturday 30 November.
Two 'Become a Bug
Buddy' educational shows at the Museum on that day will give
visitors the chance to hold a gecko, skink (lizard) and
Avondale spider, and touch other creatures from turtles to
Waikato Museum director Cherie Meecham
says: “This Is a great chance for budding biologists of
all ages to hold and touch these fascinating creatures,
watch them feed, and hear all about them.”
Become a Bug
Buddy is being presented by Auckland-based bug expert Brian
Lawton who has been collecting small creatures as far back
as he can remember, and who runs businesses supplying them
for the movie and advertising industries and bringing
“creature experiences” to the public.
Each Become a
Bug Buddy show is an hour long, and participants are also
offered an exclusive hour-long guided tour of the Bugs! Our
Backyard Heroes exhibition after the show.
Places for the
two events are limited and bookings required (go to
www.waikatomuseum.co.nz or Eventbrite). Admission fees will
apply for the shows only. (Entry to the overall exhibition
Bugs! Our Backyard Heroes has been developed
and is being toured by Puke Ariki, New
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