Insect Investigations: Tales of Forensic Entomology
May 24, 2017, 6pm – 7pm
On Wednesday, May 24th at 6pm, Denise Gemmellaro, Forensic Entomologist, takes us through her field of study by sharing stories of real cases in which insects were used to solve crimes!
- Medical and legal forensic entomology
- Solving crimes with insects
- How evidence is collected and used
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June 1, 2017, 7pm – 10pm
Come one, come all to our second after-hours event at the museum on June 1st from 7pm to 10pm! The Moth Ball is a BYOB event for the 21+ crowd that features live music, activities and games throughout the museum, and an opportunity to hold some arthropods whilst donning your best!
Did we mention that the performers will be taking requests from a list of hundreds of well-known songs?
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Bee Yourself Comedy Showcase
June 7, 2017, 7pm – 8pm
For Bee Yourself, we’ve teamed up with Philly’s own Comedy Sweetheart,Tee Nutt, to bring you a comedic smorgasbord that’s definitely gonna’ be worth the buzz.
With improv powerhouse groups like The Thing At Bob’s House and Where The Trees Are, as well as stand up acts like Megan Goetz and Natalie K Levant, and musical parody duo, Betty Smithsonian of The Flannel Chucksand Vegas Lancaster of Cat & Vegas and The Temple of Boom, we couldn’t be more psyched to host this Showcase in our Butterfly Pavilion.
The butterflies will flutter with amusement and the palms will sway in hilarity on June 7th, 2017 at 7pm.
This event is BYOB and 21+. $8 at the door gets you entrance into the show and access to the museum after the last act.
More info here!
The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them
(book tour with author David MacNeal)
July 21, 2017, 7pm – 9pm
Insects have been shaping our ecological world and plant life for over 400 million years. In fact, our world is essentially run by bugs—there are 1.4 billion for every human on the planet. In BUGGED: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them (St. Martin’s Press; On sale: July 4, 2017) journalist David MacNeal takes us on an off-beat scientific journey that weaves together history, travel, and culture in order to define our relationship with these mini-monsters.
Just like bugs, this book is global in its scope, diversity, and intrigue. Hands-on with pet beetles in Japan, releasing lab-raised mosquitoes in Brazil, beekeeping on a Greek island, or using urine and antlers as means of ancient pest control, MacNeal’s quest appeals to the squeamish and brave alike. When the journey comes to an end, MacNeal examines their commercial role in our world in an effort to help us ultimately cherish (and maybe even eat) bugs.
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