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Bugs! Our Backyard Heroes Exhibition

Thursday 28th September 2017-Sunday 11th February 2018

BUGS! Our Backyard Heroes is a family-friendly, hands-on educational experience that brings visitors face-to-face with some real live mini-monsters.

Featuring ‘Eugene’, the giant centipede, and his friends the tree wētā, stick insects, locusts, crickets, cockroaches and Avondale spiders. This exhibition provides the opportunity for visitors to learn about the different native species of bugs in New Zealand and the sometimes precarious position they hold in the ecosystem due to threats from imported pests and environmental threats.

There are plenty of hands-on activities for youngsters to get involved in, including how to become a citizen scientist and how bugs inspire those on the frontline of technology.

Free admission - open daily
Cnr Trafalgar and Hardy Streets, Nelson


September 28–30, 2017
October 1–31, 2017
November 1–30, 2017
December 1–24, 26–31, 2017
January 2–31
February 1–11


Open Daily 10am - 5pm


Nelson & suburbs


The Nelson Provincial Museum - Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao
Town Acre 445, Cnr Trafalgar and Hardy Streets, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Free admission


Ph. 03 548 9588

Additional Info

Official Website


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