Step right up and behold the Devil with Two Heads! Witness scorpions that glow-in-the-dark! Experience the offending stench of the Giant Vinageroon!
The opening reception will be held at the Fullerton Museum Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on January 26, 2019. The cost is free for Museum members and $20 for general admission. The exhibit will run until April 14, 2019. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Freakish, bewildering marvels of the insect world are on display in Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders. Resembling an old-fashioned circus sideshow, this exhibit explores the truth, myths and mysteries surrounding some of nature’s most curious creatures – many of them alive and on view.
Those daring enough to enter will be captivated by the deceptive and treacherous techniques these insects can wield on unsuspecting predators. They will learn about how the Giant African Millipede, though harmless-looking enough, can unleash a harmful cyanide secretion. The “Devil with Two Heads,” also known as the Vietnamese Centipede, exposes how it can confound predators with a tail that looks just like its head.
Visitors to this captivating exhibit will also discover why other arthropod offenders like the Black Widow Spider and Desert Hairy Scorpion are held in the “Rogues Gallery” for their wild behavior on charges of suspected murder and home invasion. “Living Mummies” showcases the Giant Mealworm, revealing how this amazing creature can appear mummified only to re-emerge in a new form, and curious visitors can find out whether the Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantula lives up to its name.
To capture the essence of the traveling circus, large, colorful hand-painted banners introduce the visitor to the inhabitants they are about to meet. They also give the first impression of the topic about to be explored, and delineate each section of the exhibit.
For more information, contact the Fullerton Museum Center at 714-738-6545.