Bug Lab Member Preview

Be the first to experience the larger-than-life world of bugs with exclusive Member access.

For just $3 per person, Discovery Place Science Members can enter the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation at the Museum’s newest exhibition, Bug Lab. Be the first to experience this world-renowned exhibition as it makes its U.S. debut.

Developed by the creative minds behind “The Lord of the Rings“ trilogy and New Zealand’s Te Papa museum, Bug Lab takes visitors on a hands-on journey that reveals the talents and strengths of incredible insects in a show-stopping setting.

Larger-than-life bug models are your guides as you journey through hands-on activities and challenges.

  • Enter the "operating theatre" of the iridescent jewel wasp and witness her turn a cockroach into a zombie.
  • Join forces with the Japanese honeybees to help them defeat their greatest enemy, the giant hornet.
  • In a game of skill, try and beat the orchid mantis’s lightning-fast reflexes.

Members will also be able to earn their "I Ate a Bug" button at the Bug Bistro and learn all things that glow from nature's electrician, the firefly.

Advance registration is required and capacity is limited.

Members, be sure to Sign In/Register for our online portal before completing your RSVP. If you are newly registered, you may need to Sign Out/Sign In again to complete your RSVP. If you are unable to access your Membership account, please contact the Membership Office at members@discoveryplace.org or 704.372.6261 x354.

Check-in will be at the Membership Desk on Level 3.
Parking fee for Discovery Place Science Parking Deck is not included.
Shop Science and Curio City Kitchen will be open. Members receive 10% off all purchases.

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