A day at the (insect) zoo

Scorpion on display at Insect Zoo.

The entomology department's Insect Zoo will host an open house on Wednesday, July 1. The event, "Bug Village," will showcase the educational outreach program's arthropods from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the first and fourth floors of Science Hall II. Admission is free and open to the public.

Activities include games, cockroach races and insect-themed art projects. Visitors can observe a working honeybee hive and get an up-close look at the zoo's estimated 80 arthropods -- including centipedes, tarantulas and scorpions (above).

Bug fans can purchase Insect Zoo T-shirts ($15) or a live Chilean rosehair tarantula ($20) to commemorate their visit. Contributed photo.