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Open House At Bohart

Trying to think of a weekend outing for yourself or your children? Consider visiting the Bohart Museum of Entomology, which has scheduled special hours on Saturday, Dec. 11.

To accommodate folks who can’t visit the Bohart during the week, the museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11. The museum is located at 1124 Academic Surge on California Drive. The museum’s hours Dec. 11 will be 1 to 4 p.m., according to a news release, which further stated that the museum that day will showcase the Diptera order (flies).

The Bohart houses more than seven million insect specimens, plus a live “petting zoo,” that includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, scorpions, a millipede, and six different kinds of walking sticks.

Be sure to stop in at the giftshop where many visitors buy their Christmas gifts for the budding entomologists in the family.  The gift shop offers t-shirts, sweatshirts, jewelry, note cards, books, posters and insect candy such as chocolate-covered ants and crickets and this visitor favorite: scorpions in lollipops. For more information and directions please visit: http://bohart.ucdavis.edu/

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