David Rogers' Big Bugs at Cheekwood
May 23-September 7
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
Get ready for 10 gigantic bugs that even mom would appreciate. We are talking about David Rogers' Big Bugs at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. 10 enormous insect sculptures created from fallen or found wood, cut saplings, twigs, raw branches, bark, and other natural materials. To further enhance the Big Bugs experience, there are two special interactive pieces for climbing, exploring, and learning.
Get your wings: the butterfly experience
Discover the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly with Get Your Wings: The Butterfly Experience. This amazing wooden structure depicts the transformation using wooden "ribs" curling through the landscape, floating wings, and a "spine" that doubles as a slide.
Step inside The Hive and experience a bee's habitat on a grand scale. Climb through the honeycomb walls, and travel the passageways inside to discover the process of making honey. Each explorer will reach the center where they will meet the queen bee.
Dive even deeper with Cheekwood's expert Garden Guides that take you on an interactive safari journey through the exhibition. The Garden Guides gives guests fascinating facts about all the bugs represented in the exhibit, from their quirky habits to their unique jobs in nature. Tours start every Saturday at 11am, from June-August.
A free, self-guided “Bug Hunt” Adventure Brochure will be available at the Visitors Center throughout the exhibition’s run, giving clues for insect investigators of all ages to follow as they discover the Big Bugs hiding throughout the gardens.
For more information visit: www.cheekwood.org.