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Bug House flexible session

Key facts

  • Suitable for: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Post 16, Post 18
  • Subjects: Science
  • Session type: Museum led
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Class size (maximum): 30
  • Venue: World Museum
  • Price: £70 including VAT per session
    Why is there a charge?

Summary

More than 80% of all living creatures on the planet are arthropods and their existence dates back before the dinosaurs! During this session our expert demonstrators will help your class or group examine the ecology, adaptations and lifestyles of these amazing animals. 

Further details

girl holding a large model of an insect

Groups will meet three really successful arthropod groups - the insects, arachnids and myriapods. They have the opportunity to get up close to real live specimens as well as material from our collections.

The group can see a scorpion glow under UV light, learn why stick insects camouflage and discover how we can tell a spider is a girl by her big bottom!

The group will then have the chance to ask the demonstrators any questions they might have about the world of arthropods.

Please note that no handling of the animals is permitted except by trained staff.

This is an adaptable session suitable for any groups who are looking for a more relaxed session which isn’t strictly linked to the National Curriculum. Please speak to the booking teams or leave a note with your enquiry if there are particular topics you would like to focus on and our demonstrators will try to accommodate your request.