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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Insect Taxidermy at Wellcome Collection

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:30

What you'll do

Join us and learn how to display insects in the style of museum specimens. You can come individually or as a group of friends. Over the course of the session you will learn more about insect mounting and have the opportunity to mount your own (sustainably sourced) cricket or butterfly. Our experts will supply all of the equipment so you only need to bring yourself. Your specimen will be available for you to collect and keep the following Saturday.

About your facilitators

The workshops will be led by two expert entomologists, Dr Tim Cockerill and Lucia Chmurova.

Where we'll be

The workshops will take place in our Studio on level 1. When you enter the museum head up the stairs or take the lift to floor 1 and follow the signs. Each workshop has 25 spaces available. Sign up will open at 13.30 in the Studio. Places are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

These workshops are for anyone aged 14-19. If you’re visiting the museum with parents they are welcome to drop you off at our Studio.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for 14-19 years

Cost details

Free, first come first served on the day


Did you know?

Holo versus hemi

Insect have two main life stage patterns, holometabolous: egg, larva, pupae, adult; and hemimetabolous: egg, nymph, adult.

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