TIFTON — Search for buzzers, crawlers, and creepers at the History After Dark Series Bug Hunt program from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on July 12 at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village.
Museum Historic Village Supervisor Gina Beckman said enthusiasts of nature, the outdoors, and all things involving insects will enjoy this adventure at the museum.
“Guests of the Bug Hunt program will take part in an outside excursion discovering the wonders of nature on a Friday night,” Beckman said. “We’ll explore a variety of insects that come out at night, offering the chance for children and parents alike to connect with a section of nature that we often forget.”
The event will take place in and around the museum’s Langdale Nature Center. It will feature a glow hike, mothing activity, and bug themed snacks including edible insects.
On the glow hike, guests will be provided glow sticks and UV flashlights to search along the museum’s nature trail for glowing, nocturnal insects. Mothing offers guests an opportunity to discover the evening cousin of the butterfly, the moth.
Museum staff will utilize lighting and different attractants to entice the moths closer, allowing guests a prime viewing opportunity. Nature photographers will especially enjoy this direct contact.
Guests also will have the chance to try edible insects such as crickets, ants and other insects. For the less adventurous, snacks without legs will be provided.
The Bug Hunt is part of the 2019 “History After Dark” program series that provides guests of all ages the opportunity to experience the museum after hours. The series features evening programs throughout the year on a variety of topics and immersive activities.
Tickets for the event are $10 per person and are now available for purchase online at www.purplepass.com/bughunt and at the museum’s Country Store. Tickets may be purchased in person or over the phone at the Country Store. Tickets are limited, and all tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the event.
For more information, interested persons can contact the Country Store at (229) 391-5205 or visit www.abac.edu/museum.