Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects
§ Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects is a 6,000 square foot adventure into the world from the point of view of a bug!
§ You’ll find arachnids in natural backyard settings, interactive educational modules and a collection of insect specimens from around the world.
§ Professor Buzz McFly is the animatronic tour guide who will give museum visitors an overview about the insects, specimen cases and exhibit they are about to see.
§ Giant Robotic Bugs: 6 – 12 foot state-of-the-art robotic figures including a tarantula, tomato caterpillar, paper wasp, monarch butterfly, two fighting beetles and a suspended static dragonfly with a 10 foot gossamer wing-span.
§ An Exotic Insect Collection with hundreds of exotic insects are scientifically displayed, classified and labeled and is considered one of the finest insect collections in the world.
§ The Insect Specimen Cases include beetles, butterflies, moths, arachnids, camouflage insects and insect lore.
§ The Interactive Displays offer hands-on modules that give visitors a bug’s perspective of life. There are ten different stations that include activities such as a joystick to make a robotic insect walk, puzzles about insect body parts, views of insect internal systems, and opportunities to imitate insect sounds.
§ Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects is so realistic and true to life that it has been endorsed by the Entomological Society of America.
§ The exhibit will be on display in The Health Museum in the Sue Trammell Whitfield Gallery, January 23 through May 9.
§ Visit the Web site at www.thehealthmuseum.org for information on exhibit-related special events, science shows and demonstrations.
ABOUT THE HEALTH MUSEUM
The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, also known as The Health Museum, is a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and is located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District at 1515 Hermann Drive Houston, TX 77004. Recent additions to the museum include You: The Exhibit, a highly interactive look at the physical, psychological and future you, and the McGovern 4D Theater, Houston’s only 4D theater, where 3D films and environmental effects like wind, rain, fog and lightning combine to create a memorable experience.
Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. General Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 3 – 12 and senior adults. Museum members and children two years of age and under are admitted free. Group discount rates and school field trip information are available by calling 713-521-1515, ext. 121. For information about the Museum or its programs, please call 713-521-1515 or visit www.thehealthmuseum.org
The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science is an interactive and entertaining science experience for all ages that promotes understanding and appreciation of the human body, mind and spirit and inspires a lifelong commitment to health and wellness.