Attack of the Bloodsuckers!

Exhibition Name:
Attack of the Bloodsuckers!
Description:

REFURBISHMENT, UPDATES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENTS SPRING 2021

Explore the science of what's biting you in this skin-crawling exhibition! Kid-friendly experiences and exhibits examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites. Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem--and how to keep them out of your system! Designed for a family audience.

 

**LEARNING GOALS** * Bloodsuckers such as fleas, ticks, bedbugs, lice, mosquitoes and leeches need blood meals to survive and reproduce. * Bloodsuckers are integral to ecosystems around the world. * There are many types of bloodsuckers, such as insects, arthropods, sea lampreys, vampire bats, and even birds. * Learn the science behind the piercing, sucking and probing that bloodsuckers do to get their blood meals. * Find out how mosquitoes can detect body heat and locate carbon dioxide gas trails from your breath. * Use giant graphs to chart your body’s reactions to bites and whether you are attractive to mosquitoes. * Watch live leeches and mosquitoes in their escape-proof enclosures. * Find out how to keep bloodsucking parasites out of your system!

Partners: Environmental Exhibit Collaborative (EEC!): EcoTarium, Worcester, Massachusetts; ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, Vermont; and Children's Museum of Maine, Portland, Maine.

Funded by Jane's Trust, the Cabot Family Charitable Trust & the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Category:
Environment & Ecology
Primarily Consists of:
Hands-On Activities
Cost:
$20,000 + 1 truckinbound shipping
Size:
2,000 square feet
Venue duration:
3-1/2 months
Availability:
FALL 2021
Special Requirements:

Insurance value and deposit.

Previous Venues:
  • Danville Science Center, Danville, VA
  • Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, WI
  • J.P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, Houston, TX
  • Gateway Science Museum, Chico, CA
  • Children's Museum of La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
  • ExplorationWorks, Helena, MT
  • Children's Museum & Science Center, Rocky Mount, NC
  • Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, Rancho Mirage, CA
Contact:
Sharon Smallwood
Address:
601 First St
Ithaca, NY, 14850
USA
Phone:
607-272-0600 x128
Fax:
607-277-7469

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