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Insect Lore's Bugseum.

Insect Lore's Bugseum (Closed)

Field review by the editors.

Shafter, California

The Bugseum closed at the end of July 2014, and is reported to be moving to Texas, possibly to reopen in a year.

Recoil in horror as a guide places a giant beetle or earthworm in your hand. Check out butterfly- and ladybug-raising labs. This kid-oriented attraction is operated by a company that sells kits for rearing frogs, spiders, ants, butterflies, etc. The gift shop sells special eyeglasses that give you the compound vision of a hornet.

Insect Lore's Bugseum

Insect Lore USA

Insect Lore USA. Near Bakersfield. From Hwy 99 or I-5, follow Lerdo Hwy to Shafter. Turn south on Beech Ave., corner of Ash Ave.
August 2014: Closed.

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