Big Bugs Bash

    Sat, May 31, 2014

    Times: 10am- 6pm

    Venue: Heritage Museums & Gardens

    67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563

    Contact:

    Julie Raynor

    jraynor@heritagemuseums.org

    508-888-3300 x. 175

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    A day of insect-themed activities to celebrate the opening of David Rogers' Big Bugs exhibit. Bug Tasting with David George Gordon, The Bug Chef: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. The nationally acclaimed author of The Eat a Bug Cookbook will offer cooking demonstrations and tastings of his recipes including, of course, bugs! Fee (includes museum admission): $20 Members, $35 Non-Members Meet the Artist: 10:30 am, 3 pm, 4 pm. Meet David Rogers, and learn how he created the sculptures in the exhibit. Crafty Critters: 10 am-2 pm. Make your own interesting insects to take home. Insect Exploration: 10 am-6 pm. Learn how insects use camouflage to survive and thrive, see insectivorous plants in action, discover mounted displays of bugs that live at Heritage, and more as you explore an insect theme through various activities in Hidden Hollow. Bug Ball: 12 pm-4 pm. Create a bug mask, use costume elements and puppets, mimic insect moves, and join the dance party on the Hidden Hollow stage. Insect Safari: 10 am-6 pm. Visitors will be challenged to visit each of the ten sculptures and will learn fun facts about the insects depicted at each. Special Members' Opening Reception: 12 pm-2 pm. HMG members are invited to enjoy refreshments followed by an exclusive tour with artist David Rogers. Please pre-register by calling 508-888-3300, x111. Unless otherwise noted, activities are free with museum admission.

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