GASTONIA, N.C. -- They’re creepy, crawly, and on full display at the Schiele Museum of Natural History. We’re talking about bugs! Whether it’s hissing cockroaches, a tarantula, or eating a bug yourself, you can do all of that at Bug’s Day.
It’s been estimated that there are 10 quintillion insects on Earth any one moment.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History hopes to encourage others to appreciate the six-legged creatures. This Saturday, they’ll hold the 3rd Annual Bug’s Day. Meet a bug whisperer, hold some of the critters, and even chow down in a Bug Eating contest (that’s for kids 18 and older).
“I’ve heard that Entomology, and the study of insects, is kind of a gateway science,” says animal manager, Keeley Zimmerman. “You get a kid excited about a bug, that grows, and they’re more likely to go into science and enjoy other fields. Our hope is to teach younger generations, and we’re trying to get to the adults, the importance of insects.”
The event crawls from 10am-4pm on Saturday. Admission is $3 plus admission.