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Arthropod Day Everyone Is Invited

August 2, 2014, All Day Explore More Life lab

Event Details:
Saturday, August 2
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Explore More Life lab
Free with Museum admission

They are all around you every day, even in the cold winter, and include spiders, insects, centipedes, mites, ticks, lobsters, crabs, shrimp, crayfish, krill, barnacles, scorpions and many others.

Don't miss a chance to investigate arthropod specimens up close. Touch a horseshoe crab, see live cockroach races, create a "pod" craft, and more with special guests from the Mecklenburg County Department of Natural Resources.

Discovery Place educators will demonstrate how visitors can use microscopes to experience an up close view of special arthropod features. For those with the bravest of palates, specially prepared arthropod appetizers will be available to taste.

Plus, you'll even get the chance to meet 'n' greet our favorite slam dunking arthropod when Hugo the Hornet makes a special appearance!

Creepy Crawly Fun Fact:
Arthropods are the largest animal phylum and encompass about 85% of all known animals in the world.

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