Harrell House Bug Museum Visits Nature Center


Harrell House Bug Museum on a previous visit to PEEC. Courtesy/PEEC


Summer Family Evenings returns with the Harrell House Bug Museum at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

There will be an amazing selection of live critters on display including tarantulas, scorpions, insects, centipedes, crabs and more. Wade Harrell, founder of the Bug Museum, will be on hand to answer questions and share facts about these unusual animals.

Harrell has been keeping strange animals as pets since he was six years old. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in fine art. He was the animal specialist at Three Lakes Nature Center in Henrico County, Va., for 12 years. He is president of the American Tarantula Society. In 2011 Harrell, with his wife Beth and daughter Lily, moved to Santa Fe to start the Harrell House Bug Museum and Science Shop.

Summer Family Evenings have always been a popular program at PEEC, and now, with the Del Norte Credit Union’s support, they will be better than ever. Summer Family Evenings take place at the Nature Center at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday evening throughout June and July. They are free for PEEC members, or $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.

For more information about this and other programs offered by PEEC at the Nature Center, visit http://peecnature.org/, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.



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