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Celebrate BUGS at the Highlands Center

“Arthropalooza: A Celebration of Everything Bugs” is set for Saturday, Aug. 13, at Highlands Center.

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“Arthropalooza: A Celebration of Everything Bugs” is set for Saturday, Aug. 13, at Highlands Center.

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Isn’t it time you got to know your neighbors that number 200 million to every one human on the planet? The Highlands Center for Natural History is hosting an event called “Arthropalooza: A Celebration of Everything Bugs” from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, for $5 entry for adults, $2 for children ages 13 and younger.

Explore the world of insects, spiders and more with the Center’s naturalists and docents, the Natural History Institute of Prescott College, and other local enthusiasts. Interactive tables on pollinators, spiders, and other local six- to eight-legged creatures will give new perspectives to curious visitors.

All ages will learn and have fun with various interactive activities, booths and walks, along with three presentations throughout the day. The $5 adult/$2 children admission fee includes Bug-A-Boo Bliss, which takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12.

Saturday’s presentations: 10 a.m. with Ty Fitzmorris on Native Bees; 11:30 a.m. with Phil McNally on Butterflies and Moths; and 1 p.m. with Jeff Shalau: Beneficial Insects in the Garden.

Friday’s Bug-A-Boo Bliss event allows participants to get up close and personal with a diverse number of amazing insects. Learn about the roles they play in the ecosystem. Bug-A-Boo begins at 6:30 p.m. with a puppet show, crafts, and investigative stations.

For more information, visit www.highlandscenter.org or call 928-776-9550.