Bug Brigade


Twice a month, we offer visitors an opportunity to observe and handle live bugs to learn about these arthropods' anatomy, behavior and important ecological roles.

With this program we are encouraging visitors to overcome misconceptions that bugs are creepy pests. We offer a deeper understanding of these creatures and hope that the Bug Brigade inspires backyard bug investigations after the visit. 

The NHMU Entomology Department has supported the expansion of this program by periodically adding new bugs to the Brigade. 

This program is offered every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and is included in Museum admission.