|Insectival at the County Museum
Come explore the world of insects on Saturday, March 24, during “Insectival” at the San Bernardino County Museum. Insect-related activities for families are scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. and are free with museum general admission.
“The ‘Insectival’ is a hands-on journey into the world of bugs,” said Nancy Kirkwood, a museum educator. “Families will not only study the insect displays, but they can also meet and learn about live bugs up close and in person.”
The education division has scheduled a whole array of bug games and activities for children, including face painting, story telling, trivia games, and creepy-crawly crafts to take home.
Insect talks by specialists are also lined up for the day. At 1:00 p.m., Sgt. Jim Voss of Victor Valley College will present “CSI: San Bernardino – Insects at the Scene of the Crime.” He will show how forensic entomologists use bugs to help solve crimes. At 3:00 p.m., Dr. Sean Bush of Loma Linda University Medical Center, a world-famous envenomologist and star of the TV show “Venom E.R,” will present “Arachnomania: Why Spiders and Scorpions Bug Us.”
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $6 (adult), $5 (student or senior), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. All children ages 5 to 12 will be admitted at half price ($2 each) during “Insectival.” Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org or call (909) 307-2669 or TDD (909) 792-1462.
The San Bernardino County Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is (909) 307-2669 ext. 229.