Insects creep out some people simply by being themselves. Now imagine big versions of them. Massively big, as in up to 600 times larger than their actual size.
That’s the concept behind “The World of Giant Insects,” an exhibit that opens at the Arizona Science Center on Saturday, May 28. And, surprise, the whole ick factor is not one of the selling points.
“Some people think insects are creepy-crawlies, but this is really beautiful,” says Sari Custer, the center’s vice president of exhibitions and collections. “You may think they’re gross, but you’ll change your mind when you see how interesting and amazing they are.”