The Christmas Holidays are fast approaching. Many families use the time away from school and work for activities such as visits to museums or in warmer climates, a zoo. For insect lovers, there are insect zoos and Insectariums.
One of the more unique insectariums is The Insectarium in Philadelphia. It started with people bringing odd insects, spiders and other unusual arthropods to a pest control company. The owner would place the creatures in the display window for public view. It became a popular attraction. People would stop to view the display and when they needed pest control, they would know who to call.The interest was great enough that the small window displays morphed into a full fledged exhibit. Today the Insectarium boasts that it is the largest insect museum in the country. Displays include live insects and pinned specimens from around the world. There are hands on activities for children and special events planned for the holidays including insect-themed Christmas songs.
For those who are seeking gifts for children, consider a gift of a trip to your local insect museum or zoo. You may encourage your favorite youth to pursue a wonderful career as an Entomologist.