The Crawl Space

The Crawl Space

Enter the World of Entomology

The Crawl Space invites visitors into the world of entomology, the branch of zoology focused on the scientific study of insects. The exhibit features 12 terrariums with beetles, bugs, centipedes, millipedes, arachnids and more on display. See a variety of live and mounted specimens, including some your students will be glad are behind glass, such as tarantulas and black widow spiders.

Insects are the most diverse group of animals on the planet, accounting for 60 percent of all multicellular organisms. They are one of the first animal groups to shift from aquatic (water-based) life and adapt to terrestrial (land-based) life. Insects also play an important role in maintaining a healthy environment by improving soil, pollinating plants, controlling pests, and as a food source for other animals.