Science Spectrum has a ‘huge’ bug infestation to be on display

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Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 3:13 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - Bugs as big as a car are on the loose…! No, this is not a line from the latest B-movie script, it’s World of Giant Bugs!, the newest traveling exhibition on display at the Science Spectrum Museum from February 19th to May 22nd, 2022. This unique exhibit gives visitors a brand new perspective on the insect world as they are able to see these mysterious creatures up close and in a form that is larger than life.

The enormous insects on display are a spectacular blend of art and science. They are both breathtaking in form and movement, as well as scientifically accurate down to the last antenna. World of Giant Bugs! allows the visitor a clear observation of the behaviors and adaptations that have helped insects survive through the ages. A nineteen-foot praying mantis shows its threatening behavior that forces its prey to freeze in an attempt to avoid being eaten. A thirteen-foot locust spreads its mighty wings to take flight while two eleven-foot rhinoceros beetles battle each other like sumo wrestlers. A giant walking stick insect, over twenty-one feet long, displays its protective camouflage, and a fifteen-foot long swallowtail butterfly caterpillar wiggles and moves!

Also on display are three interactive insect heads with mouthpieces that are operated with a push of a button, allowing children to see how a dragonfly chews, how a bee sucks nectar, or a mosquito draws its meal through its piercing mouthpiece. There will also be a children’s activity area featuring bug puzzles, games, trivia, and much more!

Visitors won’t want to miss the special live “Bug Zoo”. A collection of 10 different insectariums featuring live bug species like; Madagascar hissing cockroaches, dung beetles, giant centipedes, millipedes, Emperor scorpions, giant stick bugs, praying mantis and assorted tarantulas.

Additionally, museum staff will be giving live bug talks and have a variety of hands-on activities and games exploring bug anatomy, life cycles and habitats within the exhibit daily. Please check posted times upon arrival at the museum.

So bring the whole family for some educational fun, but please watch your step, there are bugs everywhere…!

General Admission Ticket rates for World of Giant Bugs!

Exhibit w/Museum Exhibit w/Museum

OR OMNI Film AND OMNI Film Adult $12.50 $18.50 Child (ages 3-12) $10.50 $15.50

Senior (age 60+) $10.50 $15.50

Special discounted group and school rate tickets are also available. School groups making reservations for World of Giant Bugs! also receive a museum educator-guided tour of the exhibit.

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