Bugs and other creepy crawlies slither in for
Bug-a-Boo & Goo on Oct. 20 and 21.

Families can put on their costumes to celebrate Halloween with bugs and other creepy crawlies at the Delaware Museum of Natural History’s spooky (but not-so-scary) celebration Bug-a-Boo & Goo on Saturday, October 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 21 from 12 – 4:30 p.m. Family-friendly activities shed light on the ooey, gooey world of nature’s creepiest creatures with games, puppet shows, live animal demonstrations, a pumpkin judging contest, crafts, and more. Schedule of activities:

Saturday, October 20

  • Encounter live rainforest animals from the Philadelphia Zoo.
  • Observe an owl pellet dissection and guess what the bird ate for dinner.
  • See live animals from the Museum including millipedes, hissing cockroaches, and tarantulas.
  • Watch an imaginative puppet show about owls, raccoons, and other creatures of the night.
  • Learn how to make your own slime.
  • Step inside a giant portrait board to pose as a bat, owl, or bug.
  • Participate in a pumpkin judging contest with carved pumpkins.
  • Learn the science behind “slicing bubbles.”
  • Kids can build your own millipede or ant.

Sunday, October 21

  • Step inside a giant portrait board to pose as a bat, owl, or bug.
  • Participate in a pumpkin judging contest with carved pumpkins.
  • The first 50 visitors will receive free mini pumpkins to decorate at home.

This two-day event is free with admission.  Museum members receive free admission.

WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE

DATE: Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2012

TIME: Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
         Sunday: Noon - 4:30 p.m.

ADMISSION: $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for children (3-17), FREE for children 2 and younger. FREE for Museum members.

MORE INFO:
For more information, please call 302-658-9111.

 

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