Northwest NEWS

September 6, 1999


Bug Blast at the Burke Museum

   Meet many of the critters who make up 95% of all land animals, along with lots of folks who love them, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Burke Museum!

   Touch large live insects and search through a compost pile in search of stashed specimens. Watch a bug lover cook and eat bug delicacies, and--if you dare--try a tasty larvette treat.

   See special collections of bugs brought out for the day from the museum archives, plus the prized specimens of individual collectors, and bring your own insects to have them identified by the experts.

   Kids can construct bugcatchers, scrutinize bugs through a microscope, and make a clothespin bug to take home. See lots of demonstrations and displays, and don't miss the 600 bugs enshrined in the museum's 9-foot-high transparent bug wall.

   The Burke Museum is located at NE 45th street and 17th Ave. NE at the University of Washington. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and until 8 p.m. Thursdays. Admission is $5.50/adult, $4/senior, and $2.50/students. Admission is free for children 5 and under, members, and UW staff, faculty, and students.

   For more information, call 206-543-5590. For an overview of exhibits, services, educational programs, collections, and a calendar of events, visit the Burke's website at