CHICAGO — Try cricket flour cookies, grasshopper tacos and other bug-infused treats at the Nature Museum Friday.
The annual event "Bugapalooza" goes from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 2430 N. Cannon Drive.
"It's a big celebration of insects at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum," said Allen Lawrance, living invertebrate specialist. "There are extended hours and a lot of things going on."
In addition to the insect tasting, kids can participate in crafts like make-your-own-antennae, encounter insects, go on a tour and explore the bug-related exhibits at the museum.
Lawrance will help kids explore the living creatures in the museum's pond, and he got a taste-test of the bug-infused food Thursday morning.
The crickets are ground up in the flour of the cookies, he said.
"You can't [taste] that there are crickets in them, it just tastes like a good cookie," Lawrance said.
Tickets cost $15 for non-member adults and $10 for non-member kids ages 3-12, and $10 for member adult and $7 for member kids. They can be bought online here.
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