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Bug Lab - created by Te Papa with Weta Workshop – is a science exhibition like no other. This visually spectacular, immersive experience has been ‘designed by bugs, for humans’.

Explore the incredible genius of bugs in a series of large-scale exhibits and an interactive lab. Meet the deceptive orchid mantis, whose stunning beauty gives strength to the old adage that looks really can kill. Get up close to the dragonfly, a flying ace with the skills to beat the Red Baron. Or marvel at one of the worlds smallest chemical weapons, a beetle that shoots gas from its butt.

Launching in Wellington ahead of a global tour, Bug Lab combines incredible craft with interactive learning, to create an unforgettable experience for humans of all ages.

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  • Te Papa
    55 Cable St

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  • (04) 381 7000
  • (04) 381 7000
  • +64 4 381 7070
  • +64 4 381 7070
  • Bug Lab | Te Papa
  • 10 Dec 2016 – 17 Apr 2017
  • 10:00am
  • Adult: $15.00, Child: 3–15 years: $5.00, Child: under 3 years: $0.00, Family A: 1 adult, 2 children: $22.50, Family B: 2 adults, 2 children: $35.00, Concession (full-time student, SuperGold Card holder, Community Services Card holder): $10.00, Friend of Te Papa (with membership card): $8.00
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