There’s no need to pre-book general admission tickets. Simply arrive at Level 2 to enter the museum between 9:30am and 3pm (doors close at 4pm). 


A simple way to illustrate insect metamorphosis is to breed mosquitos in a glass jar. All stages are easily observable and the complete life history is passed in a couple of weeks in summer. Simply expose a jar of water containing a bit of vegetation (grass clippings) in a shady spot and mosquitoes will soon lay eggs. The jar can then be brought inside for observation. The species most likely to be obtained in this manner is Culex annulirostris.

Dengue Mosquito Aedes aegypti Dengue Mosquito, Aedes aegypti A predacious mosquitor wriggler, Toxorynchites speciosus A predacious mosquito wriggler, Toxorynchites

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