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Incredible Insects

We don’t want to bug you, but we’re buzzing with excitement over this event! Come to the Science Mill for a day of hands-on insect activities (that’s right, we said hands-on and insect activities in the same sentence!) and live presentations.

Radford's Roach Roadshow is bringing their world-famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches!

The Radford University Department of Biology is on a mission to educate America about science! Through their hands-on activities and live demos, the Radford team helps remind people to ask WHY things are the way they are and HOW things work the way they work.

Special Presentation: Insect Zombies Controlled by Viruses

Associate Professor Dr. Nels C. Elde from the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah will be here to show us just how a virus can turn insects into real life zombies! You won’t want to miss this!

Beneficial Bugs in the Greenhouse

Stop by the Aquaponics Greenhouse to learn about beneficial bugs and how they help the life cycle of plants.

Bugs 3D movie

We'll have special showings of Bugs 3D movie between presentation times.

Hands-on Investigative Station and Living Local Bugs --

Observe some live local insects, then use iGo microscopes or handheld magnifying glasses to investigate the bodies of ants, butterflies, locust wings, and mantis legs.

All Incredible Insects! activities are free with admission.

All this and a membership bonus, too? You bet! Purchase or renew a Science Mill membership in the month of July and get one free insect or shark book per membership. We have books for all ages, so come pick out your favorite!

Earlier Event: June 22
Drones & Droids
Later Event: July 29
Shark Week!