The California Academy of Sciences Bugs

Poster from The California Academy of Sciences BugsIt’s a bug’s world.
Accounting for up to 90% of all animal species on Earth, the multi-legged, exoskeleton-encased wonders under our feet and over our heads keep our planet buzzing in more ways than one. Visit The California Academy of Sciences Bugs exhibition, and you may find yourself metamorphosing into an amateur entomologist.

Bugs, an exhibition created by Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and Weta Workshop (the creative studio behind the Lord of the Rings films’ fantastical sets), reveals the secrets of insects and arthropods in delightful, dazzling ways. From immersive activities that get you thinking to hands-on games that get you moving, Bugs inspires us to be curious about the tiny-but-mighty creatures among us, appreciative of the vital role they play in the natural world and energized to help them thrive.

Let your geek flag fly at the exhibition’s multimedia stations, where you can interact with real scientists, test out insect aerodynamics in a wind tunnel, and manually control the speed of insect flight videos to see the beat of every wing in extreme slo-mo.

And for the record, the California Academy of Sciences Bugs exhibition includes arachnids, diplopods, and myriapods as well as true insects.

Bugs is open daily through January 22, 2023. Find it in the Forum Gallery on Level Two of the California Academy of Science, directly above the Academy Café.

The California Academy of Science is open
Monday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 5 PM; Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM; and Thursday NightLife (for 21+) from 6 to 10 PM.

And it is located in Golden Gate Park at 55 Music Concourse Drive.

Learn more and purchase tickets on the California Academy of Science website.

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