Programming 9:30 am - 12 pm
Admission for Homeschoolers is free all day
This Homeschool Day, spend time appreciating some the smallest, and some of the largest, living things on Earth! From red ants to redwoods, Bugs & Botany focuses on two often under-appreciated (and sometimes feared) groups of organisms. We think by the end of the day, you will find arthropods and angiosperms surprisingly charismatic and incredibly important to our lives.
Show up between 9:30 am and 12 pm to take advantage of our special programming, which includes:
Join us in the garden for a closer look at the amazing plant life all around us and to see which critters live right under our noses!
Did you know we have a living collection? During our Animal Meet & Greet, let a Gallery Interpreter introduce you to a special guest or two from our live animal program!
In the Grand Foyer, look for some of our Gallery Interpreters showcasing some of their favorite buggy specimens in the Museum.
The Spider Pavilion is one of our seasonal, living exhibits! You will be greeted by one of our Gallery Interpreters to explore a contained ecosystem showcasing a variety of local and foreign spider species. Look for spiders freely spinning webs, laying eggs, and eating their food amongst our garden that features both native plants and those we would find common in local landscaping.
Tickets begin every half hour, and space is limited, so show up early to save your spot!
We are grateful to our Institutional Partners