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Abuzz with excitement over the Bug Bazaar
 
Published Friday, April 22, 2016 6:00 am
by Jennifer McMenamin

Sci-Port’s new downtown event encourages visitors to “Be Brave. Love a Bug.”

The inaugural Bug Bazaar takes place this Saturday at Sci-Port, in the green space at the corner of Clyde Fant Parkway and Lake Street. The event celebrates bugs and the unique role they play in our ecosystem.

Over 20 hands-on activities, demonstrations and make-and-takes led by Sci-Port and other community partners are planned. Visitors can meet snakes and reptiles that are bug-eaters from Steve’s Snaketuary, learn about beekeeping and pollinating from the U.S. Forest Service and interact with WERLA’s rescued wildlife to name just a few activities. A highlight includes the “Insecta Café” serving up Red Beans and YIKES! and Chocolate “Chirp” Cookies where the gastronomically adventurous will earn an “I ate a bug” badge. 

Sci-Port-led activities include Cricket NASCAR, Bug Splatter Art and Bug Houses, among several others.

The event is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Costume contest is at 10 a.m. A butterfly release happens at Noon, and the culmination of the Bug Bazaar is the release of 100,000 ladybugs at 1 p.m.

Thanks to sponsors KTAL NBC 6, Hamm Mechanical, Orkin, Anti-Pest and William R. Long, Attorney at Law, admission to the Bug Bazaar is $1 and activities are included. Details can be found at www.sciport.org/bugbazaar.


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About Sci-Port Discovery Center Sci-Port Discovery Center is a 92,000 square-foot science and entertainment center featuring 290 hands-on exhibits, 70 interactive programs and demonstrations, a Space Center and the Space Dome Planetarium, IMAX® Dome Theatre, gift shop and café. Accolades include Best Science Attraction for Kids in Louisiana, Attraction of the Year in Louisiana, and one of Parents magazine top ten science centers in the nation. Sci-Port is a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers and the LA Space Consortium. The Center is located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway on the downtown Shreveport Riverfront. For information regarding hours, IMAX® showings or special programs, call (318) 424-3466, toll free at *877) 724-7678 or visit sciport.org
 
 
 

 

 

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Sci-Port Discovery Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

 

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