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October 2019

Meet Baby Stegosaurus, Olive!

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free
Meet a baby stegosaurus!

Olive the baby stegosaurus is visiting Discovery World. You can meet her. She is, as you would expect, utterly adorable. And so smart! Olive the baby stegosaurus will be here at Discovery World on Thursday, October 17 from noon until 1:30pm. And there will be fun, hands-on, dinosaur-related STEM activities. Sadly, Olive is not a permanent addition to our live animal collection. Olive is on loan from the incredible Jurassic World Live Tour coming to the Fiserv Forum November 8-10. *…

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Halloween Members Night

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

Halloween Members Night is returning on Friday, October 18. Bring the whole family for a spooky good time! Decorate a Trick-or-Treat bag with the Kohl’s Design It! Lab designers Trick-or-Treat throughout the exhibits thanks to Pick ‘n Save Screenprint your own spooky glow-in-the-dark poster Film your very own Halloween greeting card video (limited to the first 20 families; sign-up starts at 5pm outside the video studio) Underwater pumpkin carving in the Reiman Aquarium Dress up, share photos, and enter our…

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Family Weekend Workshop: Aquatic Life Under the Microscope

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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Aquatic Life Under the Microscope

Visit the Freshwater Sustainability Lab to learn about the tiny creatures that inhabit Lake Michigan, like algae and plankton. See how they are caught, search for them, and view them up close under a microscope. All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.  

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Family Weekend Workshop: Aquatic Life Under the Microscope

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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Aquatic Life Under the Microscope

Visit the Freshwater Sustainability Lab to learn about the tiny creatures that inhabit Lake Michigan, like algae and plankton. See how they are caught, search for them, and view them up close under a microscope. All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.  

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Family Weekend Workshop: Rust in Peace

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Family Weekend Workshop Chemistry

Join the Education team in the THIRST Lab to celebrate the American Chemical Society’s National Chemistry Week! Check out why the Periodic Table of Elements is a big deal and discover the many different types of metals on it. See demonstrations with different metals in a family-friendly environment, including a calcium reaction that is truly explosive! All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision…

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Family Weekend Workshop: 30-Minute Escape!

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm

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30-Minute Escape Lab

Get those brains pumping as you attempt to break through various puzzles and riddles in our 30-minute breakout boxes! Can you solve these multimedia mysteries in time? All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

October 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on February 2, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on March 9, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on April 13, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on May 11, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on June 1, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on July 6, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on August 3, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on October 26, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on November 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 11:30 am

Included in ticket price

Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo show just how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in our backyard, participate in Tony’s fun presentation, and experience bugs like never before! Tony's Creepy Crawly Zoo is sponsored by: American Science and Surplus Zoo Med Animal House Pets & Supplies

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Family Weekend Workshop: 30-Minute Escape!

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Included with Admission
30-Minute Escape Lab

Get those brains pumping as you attempt to break through various puzzles and riddles in our 30-minute breakout boxes! Can you solve these multimedia mysteries in time? All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Family Weekend Workshop: Rust in Peace

October 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Included with Admission
Family Weekend Workshop Chemistry

Join the Education team in the THIRST Lab to celebrate the American Chemical Society’s National Chemistry Week! Check out why the Periodic Table of Elements is a big deal and discover the many different types of metals on it. See demonstrations with different metals in a family-friendly environment, including a calcium reaction that is truly explosive! All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision…

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Family Weekend Workshop: 30-Minute Escape!

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Included with Admission
30-Minute Escape Lab

Get those brains pumping as you attempt to break through various puzzles and riddles in our 30-minute breakout boxes! Can you solve these multimedia mysteries in time? All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Family Weekend Workshop: 30-Minute Escape!

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Included with Admission
30-Minute Escape Lab

Get those brains pumping as you attempt to break through various puzzles and riddles in our 30-minute breakout boxes! Can you solve these multimedia mysteries in time? All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Sensory Friendly Sunday

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 8:00 am

Free

During Sensory Friendly Sunday, some exhibits will be altered or closed as advised by experts from Autism Speaks and the Wisconsin Early Autism Project. Organizations specializing in sensory disorders will be in attendance to provide resources for your family. This event is FREE; parking in our underground structure is optional. A quiet space will be available for use during the event. For your convenience, please see our Social Story prior to visiting. Please note the museum opens to the general…

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November 2019

Computer Aided Design (CAD) 101

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) 101

Do you have an idea for an invention and want to design it yourself? Computer aided design is a tool used for designing anything from LEGO Bricks to spy planes. Learn how to create and export 3D designs for your next project with this introductory tutorial using FreeCAD. All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) 101

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) 101

Do you have an idea for an invention and want to design it yourself? Computer aided design is a tool used for designing anything from LEGO Bricks to spy planes. Learn how to create and export 3D designs for your next project with this introductory tutorial using FreeCAD. All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) 101

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Included with Admission
Computer Aided Design (CAD) 101

Do you have an idea for an invention and want to design it yourself? Computer aided design is a tool used for designing anything from LEGO Bricks to spy planes. Learn how to create and export 3D designs for your next project with this introductory tutorial using FreeCAD. All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Girls & STEM

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included in ticket price

It may be called Girls & STEM, but this day offers something for the whole family! Come ready to spark new interests, make real-life connections, and fight stereotypes and obstacles facing young girls and women in Milwaukee!  Featuring:  Astronautics – Participate in a hands-on activity that reinforces principles of flight.   MSOE – Learn about electricity, conductors, and insulators. Even learn how to use a lemon to power a light bulb!  Schlitz Audubon Nature Center – Visit with wildlife ambassadors including, snakes, turtles, and…

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Family Weekend Workshop: Sphero Golf

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Included with Admission
Sphero Golf at Discovery World

Do you like mini golf? You will love this weekend workshop where you get to control the ball! Explore how Sphero robots roll themselves around, learn how to program their movements, and put them to the test through our custom course. All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

November 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on February 2, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on March 9, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on April 13, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on May 11, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on June 1, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on July 6, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on August 3, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on October 26, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on November 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 11:30 am

Included in ticket price

Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo show just how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in our backyard, participate in Tony’s fun presentation, and experience bugs like never before! Tony's Creepy Crawly Zoo is sponsored by: American Science and Surplus Zoo Med Animal House Pets & Supplies

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Family Weekend Workshop: Sphero Golf

November 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Included with Admission
Sphero Golf at Discovery World

Do you like mini golf? You will love this weekend workshop where you get to control the ball! Explore how Sphero robots roll themselves around, learn how to program their movements, and put them to the test through our custom course. All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Family Weekend Workshop: Feasting on Science

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Feasting on Science

Finally, a chance to play with your food! We will experiment with some of your favorite Thanksgiving foods to learn how butter and whipped cream are so similar, why cranberries float, and why yeast rises. Find out the answers to these questions and more as we examine the science behind your favorite holiday foods. This open lab will use food products that may contain: eggs, milk, soy, and wheat. You may come into contact with items handled in a facility…

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Family Weekend Workshop: Feasting on Science

November 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Feasting on Science

Finally, a chance to play with your food! We will experiment with some of your favorite Thanksgiving foods to learn how butter and whipped cream are so similar, why cranberries float, and why yeast rises. Find out the answers to these questions and more as we examine the science behind your favorite holiday foods. This open lab will use food products that may contain: eggs, milk, soy, and wheat. You may come into contact with items handled in a facility…

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Milwaukee Makers Market

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Market is free, but General Admission applies if visiting entire museum.

10am-4pm Join us as we transform our promenade into a stunning and lively indoor market. Meet Milwaukee jewelry makers, artists, designers, and other skilled artisans. Shop one-of-a-kind, locally-made products including ceramics, women’s clothing, leather goods, candles, and more. Explore the market, have fun, meet amazing artists and artisans, shop, and support independent maker spirit in Milwaukee. The Market is free, but General Admission applies if visiting entire museum. Please note that Discovery World does not select the vendors for Milwaukee…

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December 2019

Family Weekend Workshop: Wondering About the Winter Solstice

December 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm

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Wondering about the Winter Solstice?

The Winter Solstice happens every year on December 21st. This is the first official day of winter! Learn all about the shortest day of the year as we examine what is really happening on our planet and in the solar system and then create a take-home model. All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Family Weekend Workshop: Wondering About the Winter Solstice

December 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Included with Admission
Wondering about the Winter Solstice?

The Winter Solstice happens every year on December 21st. This is the first official day of winter! Learn all about the shortest day of the year as we examine what is really happening on our planet and in the solar system and then create a take-home model. All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Family Weekend Workshop: Wondering About the Winter Solstice

December 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Included with Admission
Wondering about the Winter Solstice?

The Winter Solstice happens every year on December 21st. This is the first official day of winter! Learn all about the shortest day of the year as we examine what is really happening on our planet and in the solar system and then create a take-home model. All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Family Weekend Workshop: Wondering About the Winter Solstice

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Included with Admission
Wondering about the Winter Solstice?

The Winter Solstice happens every year on December 21st. This is the first official day of winter! Learn all about the shortest day of the year as we examine what is really happening on our planet and in the solar system and then create a take-home model. All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Family Weekend Workshop: Wondering About the Winter Solstice

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Included with Admission
Wondering about the Winter Solstice?

The Winter Solstice happens every year on December 21st. This is the first official day of winter! Learn all about the shortest day of the year as we examine what is really happening on our planet and in the solar system and then create a take-home model. All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Family Weekend Workshop: Fizzy Frosty Ornaments

December 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Create ornaments at Discovery World

Frosty the Ornament, was a fizzing happy soul. “With some simple paint, some soda and vin, he’ll begin to fizz again.”  Create your own fizzy painted ornament to give as a gift or keep for yourself! All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required. Please alert Educator to any allergies prior to class start time.

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Family Weekend Workshop: Aquarium Animal Tours

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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Reiman Aquarium Animals Tour

Do you love to learn about animals?  Experience the Reiman Aquarium like you never have with a guided tour led by Discovery World’s very own Freshwater Educator.  We will discuss the animals on display, learn about their habitats, and wrap up the tour with a special surprise! 30-Minute Guided Tour begins at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult…

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Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

December 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on February 2, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on March 9, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on April 13, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on May 11, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on June 1, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on July 6, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on August 3, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on October 26, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on November 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 11:30 am

Included in ticket price

Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo show just how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in our backyard, participate in Tony’s fun presentation, and experience bugs like never before! Tony's Creepy Crawly Zoo is sponsored by: American Science and Surplus Zoo Med Animal House Pets & Supplies

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