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Bugs and Brews

August 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come learn about Maria Sibylla Merian, pioneering naturalist and artist, and her investigations of insect metamorphosis at the dawn of the Scientific Revolution. This slide show and lecture will cover Merian’s life, including her travels to South America in 1699 to do field work on iridescent Morpho butterflies, white witch moths, tarantulas, and other species that fascinated Europeans just learning about the New World. The speaker is the author of the award-winning book Chrysalis, Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis.

Doors open at 6:30, speaker at 7:10. Admission is $5 which includes two complementary drinks. Must be 21 or over for alcohol. The Insectarium will be open for exploration before the speaker and after, until 8:30.


August 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium
218 E Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
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