Strange, bewildering marvels of the insect world are on display in Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders. Resembling an old-fashioned circus sideshow, this exhibition explores the truth, myths, and mysteries surrounding some of nature’s most curious creatures—many of them alive and on view!
(Entomology = the study of insects)
In Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders, live and mounted specimens are on display in exhibits such as the “Theatre of the Macabre,” “The Rogues Gallery of Criminals,” and “Dr. E’s Kitchen Cabinet of Curiosities.”
The exhibition encourages visitors to reexamine what they think and how they feel about bugs.
Also highlighted will be some of the unusual insects that call San Diego home, featuring specimens straight from the Museum’s own Department of Entomology, such as the Jerusalem cricket and the tarantula hawk wasp.