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Robo Bugs Invade The Imaginarium in Fort Myers, Florida

The traveling exhibit 'Robo Bugs: The Giant World of Insects' opens to the public on Saturday, January 29th beginning at 10 a.m. at the Imaginarium.

This exhibit features common insects of giant proportions giving a new perspective as guests explore these amazing creatures shown 40 to 120 times life size allowing smaller details to be magnified and explored. Get ready for an exciting entomological adventure that will bring you face-to-face with a 20 foot-long praying mantis, a pair of battling beetles, and a lone locust, just to name a few.

The exhibit features three areas including a Robotic Area, an Educational Area and a Portrait Gallery. Learn about insects and other amazing arthropods as you walk amongst the giant robotic replicas and explore the live insect zoo.

Highlights of the Educational Area are an interactive wall showing insect movement and eating habits. The Portrait Gallery features watercolors showing the biology of various insects and an arts and crafts area where children can create rubbings of their favorite arthropods.

'Robo Bugs' runs Saturday, January 29th through May 8th, 2005.

Tickets are $8.00 for adults, $7.00 seniors (55+), $5.00 for children 3-12, $3 school groups. Kids two and under are free. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased by calling 239-337-3332. Group ticket sales and reservations can also be arranged by calling the numbers above.

The Imaginarium is open Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Closed major holidays.

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