Swarm into Discovery Place Science over Spring Break for our first-ever Buzz-a-thon  

Discovery Place Science

It’s Spring Break for many schools in the Charlotte area and Discovery Place Science is celebrating with its Buzz-a-thon event taking place April 13-20. Be sure to swarm the Museum all week for special insect-focused programming every hour on the hour.

Buzz-a-thon Programming

Monday through Saturday

10 a.m. (to 12 p.m.)

  • Spring Into Science: Spring is buzzing with exciting science and budding scientists under the age of 7 can explore an activity with a fun springtime twist. Takes place in KidScience, Level 1

11 a.m.

  • Meet a Bug: Get to know some of the Museum’s favorite bugs.
  • Bug Lifecycles: Learn to identify the various stages of a bug’s life. From egg to larva, from pupa to adult, every bug has an amazing journey. Takes place on Level 2

12 p.m.

  • Fruit Fly Genetics: Learn how scientists use fruit flies to study genetics. Takes place in Explore More Me lab, Level 2

1 p.m.

  • Bug Bistro: Think you’ve got what it takes to eat a bug? Bring your appetite and earn your “Certified Bug Eater” button while learning all about micro-livestock. Takes place on Level 2
  • Bee Boogie: Participants will model how honey bees communicate by working together to create a dance language to express where the facilitator has hidden. Takes place on Level 2

2 p.m.

  • Butterfly Masks: Cut out and color your own butterfly mask. Takes place in Explore More Collections lab, Level 1
  • Home Invaders: Take part in this game show about the bugs found in your home. Takes place at The Stage, Level 2
  • Armored Bug Build: Craft your own exoskeleton. Takes place in Think It Up, Level 3

3 p.m.

  • Jitterbugs: Build mini robotic bugs and watch them dance around. Takes place in Explore More Stuff lab, Level 2


Sunday

12 p.m. (to 2 p.m.)

  • Spring Into Science: Spring is buzzing with exciting science and budding scientists under the age of 7 can explore an activity with a fun springtime twist. Takes place in KidScience, Level 1

1 p.m.

  • Bug Bistro: Think you’ve got what it takes to eat a bug? Bring your appetite and earn your “Certified Bug Eater” button while learning all about micro-livestock. Takes place on Level 2

2 p.m.

  • Butterfly Masks: Cut out and color your own butterfly mask. Takes place in Explore More Collections lab, Level 1
  • Bee Boogie: Participants will model how honey bees communicate by working together to create a dance language to express where the facilitator has hidden. Takes place on Level 2

3 p.m.

4 p.m.

  • Home Invaders: Take part in this game show about the bugs found in your home. Takes place at The Stage, Level 2


In addition to the Buzz-a-thon programming, check out the Museum’s traveling exhibition, Bug Lab, before it buzzes out of here early next month.

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