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WICKED BIG BUGS Exhibit – Franklin Park Zoo

When: June 15, 12:00 AM - September 02, 5:30 PM
Where: 1 Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: $2.00 - $18.95
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.