January 18 – August 30, 2020
See every day insects up close and personal like never before in Giant Insects, coming to the Science Museum of Virginia.
This touring exhibition features six gigantic, robotic insects ranging from 40 to 120 times larger than life size. Watch two 11 ft. male Atlas beetles lock horns in a battle over mates in Asia. Hear the hissing sound of a 22 ft. jungle nymph stick insect rubbing its wings together in self-defense. Forage for plants with a 15 ft. caterpillar in Asia before it morphs into a swallowtail butterfly. Travel with a 12 ft. desert locust as it consumes vegetation across dry regions. Stand in front of a 19 ft. praying mantis while it prepares to lunge at prey with its forelegs.
Guests will explore entomology as they operate animatronic dragonfly, honey bee, and mosquito heads to learn how each insect eats; observe live insects in terrariums; and match camouflaging insects with their environments.
This exhibition is a perfect complement to the Museum’s Animal Lab and will excite insect lovers of all ages!
Giant Insects will be included with Museum admission.
Giant Insects was developed and produced by Kokoro Exhibits, the world's first and foremost collection of museum-quality animatronic exhibits, leading the U.S. traveling exhibit market for over 30 years.
Giant Insects is sponsored locally by Strange’s Florists, Greenhouses, & Garden Centers.
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