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Fri, 20 Jan


Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre

Minibeasts: Insect Investigation!

If you have an inquisitive child who loves nature and minibeasts, join us for a special presentation with Phil 'The Bug Man' Moore!

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Minibeasts: Insect Investigation!
Minibeasts: Insect Investigation!

Time & Location

20 Jan 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre , Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia


About the Event

Liven up your school holidays with a fascinating visit from Phil 'The Bug Man' Moore and his minibeast entourage! 

After Phil's hugely popular display at the 2022 Wildlife Show, he is pleased to return for a special school holiday program, bringing a variety of stick insects, spiny leaf insects, monarch caterpillars, mealworms, katydids, tadpoles and frogs, spiders, slugs and snails as well as a variety of backyard bugs. Phil will give a 1-hour informative presentation and introduce each species, with plenty of hands-on interaction. Then we're going on a bug hunt; we're not scared! Safely capture a variety of local insects and study them under a microscope.

For those interested in keeping insects as pets, Phil will also have some insect/tadpole kits for sale on the day.

Please note this is not a drop-off program, and a responsible carer or adult must be present at all times. Adults are welcome to join the workshop, picnic on the grounds, or make full use of the barista coffee window and free wifi. 

Friends of the WA Gould League can receive 15% off this event by signing into their membership at the main menu or at ticket checkout.


When: Friday 20th January, 10am-12pm

Where: Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre and surrounds

Ages: Best suited to kids aged 5-15 years, but all welcome. 

Cost: $30 per participant (maximum of 30), with parents and carers free of charge.

What to Bring: Please wear covered shoes and bring your hat and waterbottle.

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  • Minibeasts Investigation

    This ticket is for a 1 hour hands-on insect and amphibian presentation and a 1 hour interactive bug hunt.

    +$0.75 service fee
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