Even the tiniest of creatures have big jobs to do!

Bug Works is about the kind of bugs that creep, crawl and fly and their place and purpose in our ecosystem. Explore bug sounds, life cycles, survival skills, habitats, and why the jobs they do help keep our planet in check.

Compare your strength to some of the strongest members of the arthropod world, learn what termites have taught us about architecture and air conditioning, and discover why we might find ourselves in big trouble when certain bug populations rise or fall.

What is the difference between a moth and a butterfly? How large can bugs get? Is that a stick or an insect? Walk through our Bug Hive to learn more about different types of bugs and observe specimens from the Museum’s Entomology Collection, including a selection of its famous Marchand Insect Models.

Support for Bug Works comes from The John R. Oishei Foundation, Estate of Janine Torba, Mary Louise Olmsted Fund in partnership with Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Delaware North Companies, Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences' Board of Managers, The Western New York Foundation, Seymour H. Knox Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Cryer.


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