Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bug-A-Palooza kicks off Leu Gardens' Big Bugs exhibit on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 6:18 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY RON COGSWELL, ART BY DAVID ROGERS
  • Photo by Ron Cogswell, Art by David Rogers
If you’re that friend who stops everyone from squishing the cockroach that sneaked into your apartment, Bug-A-Palooza might be the event for you. This hands-on celebration of bugs at Leu Gardens features your favorite insects, available to be held at the mini-petting zoo. After you finish immortalizing some creepy crawlers through pottery and sitting in on the educational segment about bees, make sure to check out David Rogers’ giant insect sculptures scattered throughout the gardens. While it is a family-friendly event, this might be a good day to leave your spouse who’s afraid of praying mantises and walking sticks at home. 

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 | Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. | 407-246-2620 | leugardens.org | $10 

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