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The Bugmobile is a mobile education program brought to you by Audubon Zoo educators.  This interactive  educational program  offers up-close encounters with arthropods from your backyard and around the world.  Students can connect to science benchmarks such as: life-cycle, habitats, classification and much more with age appropriate lessons and activities.

Bugmobile is reserved on a first come, first served basis.  Please book early, we are booked 2-3 months ahead.

Bugmobile is accepting reservations up to 6 months in advance!   

Reserve the Bugmobile today! 

Bugmobile offers programming to all ages and will visit schools, camps, churches and more!

Bugmobile presentations include:

  • Schools and Camps.  The Bugmobile features a 30-45 minute interactive lesson for classroom sized audiences up to 26 students for Pre-K-1st grade and up to 35 students for 2nd grade and above, $75.00 per presentation. See some of our program options below.
  • Hospitals and Libraries.  The Bugmobile  presentation includes an assembly style presentation for audiences of all sizes, $100.00 per hour.
  • Fairs and Festivals. The Bugmobile features an interactive tabletop program where guests are urged to explore the insects and arthropods from the region along with the larger ones from other parts of the world.  Guests are encouraged to ask questions and even bring bugs in for identification, $200.00 per hour.

*Mileage fee:  There is no mileage fee for visits within 45 miles of the Audubon Zoo.  For visits farther away than 45 miles, a travel surcharge of $0.40 will be assessed for each mile over 45.  The amount will be stated on your confirmation letter.

Available Programs:

Insect 101-Learn what is takes to be an insect and meet the other animals in the arthropod group.  Live animal presentations include insects, arachnids, crustaceans, millipedes and centipedes.

Life Cycles-This lesson focuses on complete and incomplete metamorphosis.  Meet the animals of both life cycles.


For additional questions about the Bugmobile or our programs, call 504-212-5197 or  email us.

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