Step right up, step right up! Behold the Devil with Two Heads centipede, tremble before the Goliath Bird-Eating tarantula, gaze upon the Glowing Terror scorpion! Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders opens Friday, February 22nd at San Diego Natural History Museum, bringing with it the most peculiar and astonishing bugs on Earth.
Learn how the Vietnamese Centipede, otherwise known as the Devil with Two Heads, confounds predators with a tail that looks just like its head. Discover how the Giant African Millipede, though harmless-looking enough, can unleash a poisonous cyanide secretion. See for yourself the unnatural neon glow of the Emperor Scorpion.
“The new Dr. Entomo exhibition is all about entomology, as in, bugs. But this isn’t your usual museum pin-board display,” said Dr. Michael W. Hager, president and CEO of San Diego Natural History Museum. “Dr. Entomo’s is one part fun tiny circus, one part freak show and one part educational experience for the whole family,” he said. “But be forewarned! The stars of this exhibition are sure to delight the young, inquisitive minds in your family and some grownups might find the little creatures quite outrageous.”
The San Diego Natural History Museum is the second oldest scientific institution in California and the third oldest west of the Mississippi. Founded in 1874 by a small group of citizen scientists, the Museum’s mission is to interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibitions; to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of Southern California and the peninsula of Baja California, Mexico; and to inspire in all people respect for the environment.