|"Get buggy" all summer long at ECHO!
Previous Exhibit: May 15 through September 6, 2010.
Want to “get buggy” this summer? ECHO is “going to the bugs,”
with “Backyard Monsters,” running from May 15 through September
6. This special summer exhibit features giant robotic insects —
a scorpion, praying mantis, and carpenter ants — whose
anatomical accuracy has been endorsed by the American
Entomological Society; plus interactive, enlightening displays;
a collection of exotic insects from around the world; and live
creepy-crawlies from the Lake Champlain Basin. “Backyard
Monsters” vividly presents the fascinating world of Insecta,
up-close-and-personal... perhaps too “up-close” for the
faint-hearted! The exhibit is sponsored by The Automaster.
“The huge, animitronic insects in ‘Backyard
Monsters,’” says ECHO Executive Director Phelan Fretz, “provide
a unique and exciting opportunity for our guests to experience a
part of our ecosystem typically too small to explore in-depth
with just the naked eye.”
“Backyard Monsters” has swarms of buggy
The Better to Eat You With: Discover how
insects suck blood, chew their food, and guzzle plant
Robo-Bugs: Grab the remote control, take
your insect for a walk, or race your friends!
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Explore how
looks can deceive and protect.
As with all ECHO exhibits, visitors can deepen
their experiences through hands-on educational programs for all
ages, such as Bug Bingo, Making Scents (insect pheromones), and
creating insects from recycled materials. Additional “Backyard
Monsters”-related programming will include competitions and
public events. For the up-to-the-minute programming schedule
visit our calendar.
Be prepared to learn “what’s buggin’ you” at
ECHO’s “Backyard Monsters” — and watch out for that giant
dragonfly hovering over your head!
Exhibit sponsored by