Kids Get Chance to Bug Out at InsectPalooza

Youngsters may start bugging you to bring them to a Saturday, Feb. 25, display of large and exotic live insects.

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That oversize praying mantis is both a feature and a bug.

Big bugs like that will be featured at a very fly event for the whole family called InsectPalooza Family Science Day, Saturday, Feb. 25 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at the Umpqua Bank Potrero Hill branch in San Francisco.

Organized by earth science nonprofit SaveNature.org, the event promises a swarm of “darkling beetles, Australian walking sticks, [a] Madagascar hissing cockroach, giant African millipedes and many more” bugs and insects for kids to hold and get to know.

Other activities will include lessons on how to build a bee box, rainforest-themed coloring sheets, and a special raffle to bring SaveNature.org’s award-winning Insect Discovery Lab to the winning kid’s classroom.  

InsectPalooza Family Science Day is free and open to the public, but they do prefer you and your family RSVP by email or via their EventBrite page.

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