APPLE VALLEY, Calif. — ‘Arthropolooza: the Ultimate Bugfest’ buzzes into the Victor Valley Museum on Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The museum and local partners present demonstrations and hands-on activities with live insects, insect specimen displays, interactive bee activities, backyard conservation, composting demo and more.
The event is aimed to engage and educate visitors about the Mojave Desert’s creepy crawlers with an emphasis on established and endangered arthropod species in our region.
Featured are live arthropods including hissing and cave cockroaches, a Desert Hairy Scorpion, tarantulas and millipedes.
Visitors will get to test their sense of touch and bravery to discern concealed insects in the “Dare Box.” Facilitated cockroach races are scheduled during the event. Kids will get to create their own bug accessories and pose in front of a large scale bugface selfie station.
The Victor Valley Museum is a branch of the San Bernardino County Museum located at 11873 Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley. Admission is $5 (adult), $4 (senior or military), and $2.50 (student), EBT cardholders are $1. Children under 5 and the San Bernardino County Museum Association members are free.
For more information, visit www.sbcounty.gov/museum.