Above: Graphic logo of the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Representatives from the museum's Entomology Department will be in the Hazard Family Research Demonstration Lab to show off some of the coolest critters. Learn about research projects at the museum and get the chance to ask 'buggy' questions. Starting at 11 am on Friday, May 31st, 2013.
The Entomology collection at The San Diego Natural History Museum holds over 900,000 labeled specimens, primarily of insects and arachnids, with small holdings of various other terrestrial invertebrate specimens. The collection is especially strong in Coleoptera (Beetles) and Lepidoptera (Butterflies/Moths), with smaller but important holdings of Diptera (Flies) and Neuroptera (Lacewings). Material is representative of San Diego County and Southern California, with additional specimens from the southwestern United States.
Of additional interest are the collections from northwestern Mexico, primarily Baja California, that have been added over much of the past 60 years. A smaller specialized collection containing insects of forensic importance is also available.
Cost: Free with admission. $11-$17.
For more information, visit www.sdnat.org; or call 619-232-3821.
Location: San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park. www.sdnat.org; 619-232-3821.