Remember a couple months ago when Michelle and I went to eat bugs at the Orlando Science Center? Ya, that was fun! And you only have a few weeks left to check it out for yourself. Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World! is an one-of-a-kind, interactive exhibit developed by Terminix with Audubon Insectarium. It uses audio, video, live animals and more to give guests a better appreciation for the impact these tiny creatures have on our lives.
Guests of the Harry’s Big Adventure get an opportunity to explore freestanding habitats such as a cropland, forest, meadow, swamp and even a house to see how insects impact their surroundings, the environment and ultimately human lives. This exhibit closes to the public on Sunday, January 1, 2012.
On Saturdays and Sundays, visitors can experience special attractions like the bug chef, roach races and cricket spitting contests. Sample tummy-tickling treats like Crispy Cajun Cricket, Red Beans and Yikes and Mealworm Salsa and then gather around the race track to watch three Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches race to the finish line. Afterwards, challenge your friends and family members to see who can spit a cricket the furthest on the infamous Cricket Spitting Field. Are you up to beating the current record-holder of 29-feet?
Eat bugs every Saturday and Sunday until January 1 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don’t have a craving for meal worms? Then join us Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to just check out the live insects and interactive displays.
Harry’s Big Adventure and these special activities are included with admission to the Science Center, which is $17 for adults and $12 for kids (ages 3-11). Tickets also include access to all the Science Center’s hands-on exhibits, live science demonstrations and giant screen films.
Visit the Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803. Call 407-514-2000 or visit www.osc.org. Guests can follow Harry’s Big Adventure at www.facebook.com/harrysbigadventure.