BUGS, a temporary exhibit featuring 19 giant animatronic bugs, opens March 14 at Tulsa Zoo. The giant bugs will incorporate movement, scent and sound to create a realistic experience for guests.
“This exhibit will allow guests to experience bugs in a new way,” said Tulsa Zoo’s Vice President of Guest Experience Patrick Weisz. “As families walk through they will see the life cycle of monarch butterflies, walk through a bee hive, hear hissing cockroaches, watch the dance of a peacock jumping spider and smell the pungent odor of a stink bug. They will also learn how each species affects the ecosystem around them and how to help protect these invertebrates, which are often misunderstood.”
Tulsa Zoo will be offering various education opportunities in conjunction with BUGS including weekly walking tours and ambassador animal encounters. Additionally, the zoo will host educational camps and field trip experiences.
Entry into BUGS will be the cost of zoo admission plus $6 for non-members, $5 for members. BUGS will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will remain at Tulsa Zoo through Labor Day. Tickets go on sale March 1, 2024 and will be available online, onsite and at the exhibit.
Sponsors for BUGS include K95.5, 102.3 KRMG, Mix 96.5, McCauley Services and Whistler Billboards.
BUGS are provided by Dino Don Inc.
For more information or sponsorship inquiries, visit tulsazoo.org/bugs.