Children & Family
WICKED BIG BUGS Exhibit – Franklin Park Zoo
Open through Sept. 2
Weekdays 10:30AM – 4:30PM; Weekends 10:30AM – 5:30PM
Giant BUGS have invaded Franklin Park Zoo! Roles will be reversed as you venture through the exhibit and find yourself looking up into the eyes of an 8-foot-tall tarantula, or at the tail of a mighty emperor scorpion looming 15 feet in the air!
CLICK TO Buy General Admission Tickets HERE
Wicked BIG Bug Price: $2.00 Member/Non-Member +++$.
Tickets available at admission booths (general admission required)
These larger-than-life animatronic insects and arachnids include the red-tailed bumblebee, Mexican red knee tarantula, Madagascan sunset moth, meadow grasshopper, emperor scorpion, and many others.
Adventure-seeking kiddos can test their climbing skills on a rope spider web, and insect enthusiasts can bug out at interactive education stations and even meet some real-life insect ambassadors up close during daily encounters, held at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (weather dependent).
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Walk
June 15 – Sept. 2
Don’t miss a story walk through the pages of Eric Carle’s classic children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar – celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.