Ok guys, I’m going to be TOTALLY transparent here. When Franklin Park Zoo invited us to Wicked BIG Bugs I thought the kids will love this but I will not because – EEK! Bugs. As I was spraying their ankles with bug spray in the parking lot I thought – well this is kinda funny – here I am spraying for bugs and going to see a bug exhibit, what am I doing? Look, this month has been crazy busy so I didn’t get a chance to do my research before visiting and let’s just say they weren’t kidding when they called it Wicked BIG – they are larger than life! This is not a live bug exhibit, it’s actually MUCH cooler…it features (very) oversized insects and arachnids manufactured to procure oohs and ahhs!
Not only are they a feast for the eyes, they come alive with sounds, robotics, and even “poison” shooting which made my 5 year old giggle with glee (thinking it was pee of course!)
Nestled behind the peacock’s area in the Franklin Park Zoo, just pay $2 and come inside a world full of imagination and color.
It’s blocked off to the public and provides a nice reprieve from the summer crowds. Wicked BIG Bugs follows along a circle path boasting beautifully colored signs that help kids learn about the bugs they see up close and (very) personal.
The tarantula was our favorite and will certainly blow minds. No picture here because I want you to be surprised! Don’t forget to get caught in the web before you leave!
“The Little Things That Run The World”
Wicked BIG Bugs runs now through Sept. 2nd at the Franklin Park Zoo.
-MIM at Franklin Park Zoo-