AUGUSTA — Bug Maine-ia is set for 9 a.m.3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Maine State Museum, 230 State St. Nineteen exhibitors will provide hands-on displays, discoveries and fun for visitors of all ages, according to a news release from the museum.

“We look forward to Bug Maine-ia all year long.” “It is truly a wonderful event, especially for teachers, parents and students, who can get some great up-close experiences with the creepy, crawly world of insects and learn all about the wide-ranging effects of these tiny creatures on our lives,” said Maine State Museum Chief Educator Joanna Torow in the release.

Bug Maine-ia’s exhibitors come from throughout the state and include Tony Sohns and his Bug Zoo, Maine Entomological Society, a master Maine fishing guide, Western Maine Beekeepers Association, University of Maine, Maine Department of Agriculture, Maine Forest Service, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Hudson Museum, Maine State Museum, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Art Glass Studio/Butterfly and Insect Museum, Hurricane Island Center, Maine Agriculture in the Classroom, and United States Department of Agriculture.

Admission to the museum is free of charge all day. Teachers or parents bringing groups of students are urged to make reservations by completing a reservation form on the museum’s website at mainestatemuseum.org.

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