Bug Day returns to Wehr Nature Center on September 16

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- Bug Day returns to Wehr Nature Center on September 16.

From butterflies to tarantulas, Bug Day will give a show-and-tell and touch tour of the world of invertebrate critters and their relatives.

Bug Day will take place September 16 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Wehr Nature Center. 

The Nature Center is located at 9701 W. College Ave., in Whitnall Park.

Throughout the day, families will learn about bugs through demonstrations, displays, walks, and crafts. 

At 1:30 p.m., The Bug Whisperer will present a hands-on journey through the stranger-than-fiction world of insects and insect relatives.

Displays of butterflies and native pollinators, tarantulas from around the world, and bee hives will have experts on hand to answer questions and offer tips on how to help these critters. The Amazing Insect Zoo will introduce families to still more insects, such as Praying Mantids and scorpions.

Activities include dipping for critters in Mallard Lake, going on an insect hike, and donning a costume to become a centipede, millipede, or butterfly. (Some costumes are large enough for adults.) The littlest family members are invited to Larva Land, an indoor area designed for young children to explore the insect world at their own pace.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to sample Creepy Crawly Cuisine at the Bug Cafe. This year’s menu includes meal-worm-and-cricket salsa on a cracker or tortilla chip, a bug stir fry, and more.

Admission is $3 per person. Friends of Wehr Members pay $2 per person. Children 2 and under are admitted free. Parking is $3.50 per carload.

For more information on Bug Day, click here.

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