BUGS were a hit at the QVMAG Inveresk yesterday, with about 50 children and their parents attending Bug Day Out!
The museum's two-hour exploration of the bug world focused on ants, bees and wasps.
Experts were on hand to help children learn through hands-on activities such as pinning dried insects on display boards, looking at them through a microscope and drawing them.
Sophia Maskell, 9, said the session was fun.
"I liked pinning up the wasps and bees and making the insect bags," she said.
"I learnt that some caterpillars can be poisonous."
A session on spiders is planned for April 14, followed by butterflies and moths on September 22, and beetles and bugs on November 24.
Hands-on activities called the Science Discovery Team will be held on Saturdays every second month, starting on March 23.
The cost for both activities is $3 a session.
Also on offer is the Shutterbug Club, for children aged seven to 15 years. There will be four sessions on Tuesday afternoons, starting tomorrow. Cost is $35, and bookings are essential.
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- MICHAEL LOWE