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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Bugfest Invades the Museum of Discovery

Little Rock, AR (March 25, 2008) – Do you know the difference between a prickly stick and a walking stick? How many insects exist worldwide? Learn fascinating facts about unusual insects at Bugfest, April 24-26, at the Museum of Discovery.

Insects are found in nearly all environments on the planet and play a crucial role in human lives. Exhibits throughout the Museum will highlight insects’ habitats, behavior and life cycle. Educators will teach about the important relationship of insects, plants and humans as they answer all your creepy-crawly questions and share facts about some of the world’s most interesting bugs.

People shy away from cockroaches, but at Bugfest, visitors can cheer on their favorite cockroach at “The Great Hissing Cockroach Races,” held in the Discovery Court. Over 3,500 species of cockroaches exist worldwide and they are capable of living over a month without food. Learn more about cockroaches, beetles, bees and more.

Bugfest is sponsored by Central Arkansas Termite and Pest Control and Radio Disney.

Founded in 1927, the Museum of Discovery is Little Rock’s oldest museum. It remains a fixture of the River Market District in Downtown Little Rock attracting visitors of all ages. With over 25,000 square feet of hands-on, interactive exhibits, the Museum is a family destination “where you have worlds to discover.”

The Museum’s mission is to ignite a passion for science, technology and math in a dynamic, interactive environment. The Museum of Discovery is a Smithsonian Affiliate, accredited by the American Association of Museums and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers and the Association of Children’s Museums.

Admission is $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for children 1-12, $7.00 for seniors over 65 and free for children under one. Memberships are available. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The Museum of Discovery is located at 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150, Little Rock, Ark. For more information, call the Museum of Discovery at (501) 396-7050 or visit

Bugfest, April 24-26, Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150, Little Rock, Ark. For more information, call the Museum of Discovery at (501) 396-7050 or log onto


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