5,000sf World of Giant Insects 2
Experience the World of Giant Insects (2), an adventure with additional displays. These carnivores and herbivores crawl, fly, camouflage, and metamorphose.
Watch two 11 ft. male Atlas beetles (Chalcosoma atlas) lock horns in a battle over mates in Asia. Hear the loud hissing sound of a 22 ft. jungle nymph stick insect (Heteropteryx dilatata) rubbing its wings together in self-defense. Forage for plants with a 15 ft. caterpillar (Papilio xuthus) in Asia before it morphs into a swallowtail butterfly. Travel with a 12 ft. desert locust (Shistocerca gregaria) as it consumes vegetation across dry regions. Stand in front of a 19 ft. praying mantis (Tenodera aridifolia) while it prepares to lunge at prey with its forelegs.
Operate animatronic dragonfly, honey bee, and mosquito heads while gazing through massive magnifying glasses. Observe live insects in terrariums, and peruse portraits of insects in the gallery. Match camouflaging insects with their environments. Attach a head, wings, and legs to a thorax to build an insect. Listen to different insect sounds. Analyze complete and incomplete metamorphosis, and interact with insects alive in an iPad. Take a photograph beside a ladybug, or beneath a venomous black widow spider dangling from the ceiling.
Embark on a journey that is out of this world!
A praying mantis prepares to lunge at prey with its forelegs.
Jungle Nymph Stick Insect
A jungle nymph rubs its wings together in self-defense.
Two Atlas Beetles
Two male Atlas beetles lock horns while battling for mates in Asia.
A caterpillar inches across a leaf in Asia before morphing into a swallowtail butterfly.
A desert locust consumes vegetation while traveling vast distances across dry regions.
Remote Control Dragonfly, Honey Bee, & Mosquito Heads
Operate robotic dragonfly, honey bee, and mosquito heads while gazing through massive magnifying glasses.
Match camouflaging insects with their environments.
Attach a head, wings, and legs to a thorax to assemble an insect.
Hear the different noises made by insects.
Insect Metamorphosis and Touchscreen
Analyze complete and incomplete metamorphosis, and touch an iPad to interact with insects alive in it.
Photo Opportunity (Black Widow Spider & Ladybug)
Take a photograph beside a ladybug, or beneath a venomous black widow spider dangling from the ceiling.
Peer through the windows at live insects in terrariums.
Insect Portrait Gallery
View realistic portraits of insects.