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12 April

Long Island Bug Attractions

New York is full of insect exhibits, bug-themed attractions, and pest productions for the whole family to enjoy. Why not try something different this weekend to get out of the house that is fun and educational? If you visit any of these suggestions, write to Suburban Exterminating to let us know about your experience!

Long Island

The Long Island Children’s Museum recently opened a new exhibit called “Feasts for Beasts”. The interactive, educational exhibit teaches children about the foods different creatures eat. While most of the animals on display are fake, there are live insects and a beehive.

New York City

The American Museum of Natural History in NYC has one of the world’s largest invertebrate collections. This includes beetles, spiders and other creatures without a spinal cord. The Museum also houses the Butterfly Conservatory, where you walk around the recreated rain forest habitat of hundreds of live butterflies.

Staten Island

While Punxsutawney Phil is the most famous Groundhog, did you know that Staten Island also has a groundhog named Chuck? He lives in the Staten Island Zoo and is a much more accurate weather predictor for the New York area. If you plan to make the trip, there are bug habitats worth checking out, as well. Also in the area is the Staten Island Museum, home to the Wall of Insects. Butterflies, cicadas, and beetles are pinned to a giant wall on permanent display.

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