Come visit MSU’s Bug House, where you can see, touch or even hold some real creepy crawlers!
- Did you know there are more kinds of beetles in Michigan than there are varieties of birds on Earth?
- Did you know that a cricket’s ears are on its knees and flies have taste buds on their feet?
- How about that an ant can lift 50 times its own weight, the equivalent of a human lifting two small cars?
A visit to the Bug House will explain all these fascinating facts and more. In addition to viewing the amazing pinned displays, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with a whole room of insects, including walking sticks and tarantulas! Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page to see lots of great photos and keep up-to-date with events and information. You can also view our calendar to see upcoming events. Don’t forget to print our flier.
Tours are offered with an appointment Monday through Friday and are designed for all ages in groups of 30 or fewer. There is a $50 fee for a one-hour tour of 30 or fewer participants. The MSU Bug House is located in rooms 146-147 of the Natural Science Building (click for map).
Department of Entomology Bug House
Natural Science Building
288 Farm Lane Room 147
East Lansing, MI 48824
See what’s new with the Bug House by checking out the Bug House News page.
- Spring Open House: Monday, Feb. 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Spring Open House: Monday, March 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Spring Open House: Monday, April 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- MSU Science Festival: April 16 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and April 17 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Spring Open House: Monday, May 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
MSU students can volunteer