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The Natural History Museum’s Bug Fair is back

Bugs. Blech. But if your toddler is into them, you've gotta suck it up and hit the annual Bug Fair at the Natural History Museum. Little ones can watch ants carrying food through a colony, touch some big (but non-deadly) spiders, and learn about thousands of insect species, from grasshoppers to scorpions. There will be bug-themed crafts (build your own seed balls), butterfly and caterpillar hunts, insect-inspired performances (butterfly stilt walkers), and even bug-cooking demos. Better their kitchen than ours.

Festivities run all day (9:30am to 5pm) on May 17 and 18, and are free with museum admission. It's $5 for children ages 3 to 12; $12 for adults; and free for kids 2 and under.
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd., South LA
213.763.3466; nhm.org