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(Ages: 5-12) 

2016 Bug Club- All About Arthropods

Did you know that four out of five animal species that exist on earth today are arthropods? The arthropod group of animals includes insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and the millipedes and centipedes.  This year, Bug Club topics will focus on each group of arthropods, exploring their life cycles and adaptations through buggy crafts, snacks and outdoor explorations.  You and your Bug Club friends will also connect and share with Bug Clubs at other zoos. 

Bug Club meets 10:00 a.m.- noon generally on the fourth Sunday of every month year round. 

Click here to register for Bug Club  

Ages: 5-12 years old

Fee: $55 per quarter
Are you a new Bug Club member?  A one-time $12 materials fee for new members does apply.

We also welcome individuals to come to any Bug Club meeting and simply pay the drop-in fee of $20/meeting. This is a great option if your child can only attend 1 or 2 of the classes per quarter.


Winter Quarter 2016 Dates and Topics: Crustaceans

January 24

 Marine Crustaceans

February 28

 Terrestrial Crustaceans

*March 20

 Freshwater Crustaceans


Spring Quarter 2016  Dates and Topics: Insects

April 24

Insect Life Cycles: Eggs

May 22

 Insect Life Cycle: Young Adults

June 26

Insect Life Cycle: Adults


Summer Quarter 2016  Dates and Topics: Arachnids

July 24

 Myths & Facts About Arachnids

August 28

Ticks of the World

September 25

Spiders and Webs


Fall Quarter 2016 Dates and Topics: Millipedes and Centipedes

October 23

Comparing Backyard Millipedes & Centipedes

*November 20

Millipedes & Centipedes of the Desert

*December 18

Prehistoric Millipedes & Centipedes

 *NOTE: Bug Club meets the fourth Sunday of the month.  Dates marked with and asterisk have been shifted due to holidays. 

Having trouble registering online?  Click here to register by mail, fax or walk-in.

Click here for a printable copy of the 2016 Bug Club Schedule


If you cannot find the answers to your questions or need additional help please contact the registrar for classes at 206.548.2424 x4 or by e-mail.