Did you know that beetles go through complete metamorphosis in much the same way as butterflies? Learn more about darkling beetles, with scientist Allen as your guide, in today’s Curious By Nature! Then, keep exploring insects with the activities below!
Support for the Nature Museum is provided by Rose Pest Solutions.
Let’s learn more about life cycles and metamorphosis! Click here to download and print our life cycle info sheet and puzzle, featuring the black swallowtail butterfly and the large milkweed bug. You’ll learn more about the differences between complete and incomplete metamorphosis and then try your hand at putting the puzzle pieces together!
There are all kinds of cool beetles and other insects living in your leaf litter and there’s an easy way to explore them all! Click here to learn how to make your own Berlese funnel and discover the insects you don’t normally see.
Learn all about bugs and turtles in our last two Curious By Nature LIVE workshops for the year! These workshops are free for members and just $5 for non-members. Click here to register your young scientist!
We’re so excited to spend Black Friday with you! Join us Friday, November 27, to meet amazing animals and celebrate the great outdoors during Back to Nature Friday! Tune in live at 11am as we highlight tortoises, birds, and more during a live virtual encounter. Plus, we’ll be sharing all kinds of activities for you to enjoy from home. Click here to register your household. Thanks to Event Sponsor Rose Pest Solutions.
Looking to start your holiday shopping? Check out our online store! We’ve recently added Nature Museum rooftop honey our butterfly display cases to our online offerings. Whether you choose local pickup or would prefer to have your items shipped, we’ve got you covered. Click here to check out our current selection.