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Ready for a break and can’t wait for summer?

Discover & Go

If you haven’t checked out Discover and Go, yet, now is the perfect time to take advantage of free passes to local museums and parks. Plan yourself a fun weekend staycation with the fam to hold you over till summertime.


Below is a handful of current, or upcoming events for the month of May and June from museums or attractions that are also listed on Alameda County’s Discover and Go.


Bugs in Berkeley 

UC Botanical Garden and Bug Day: June 15th, 10am-4pm 




“Join Garden docents and entomologists for a weekend of fun and exciting insect related programs. From tours of the Garden in search of pollinators to hands on demonstrations and interactions with live specimens this is sure to “bee” a great event. ” 


Lawrence Hall of Science and Xtreme BUGS: Now till September 1st

“Xtreme BUGS are marching, flying, and crawling into the Hall! Get up close to these massive, moving, and buzzing insect and arthropod models. Come experience the wonder (and sometimes the creepiness!) of getting up close and personal to the bugs that are usually hidden from view.” 


Comics and Cartoon Fanatics 

Take the BART to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the Cartoon Art Museum:  Now till September 14


“The Cartoon Art Museum’s exhibition will include all of the original artwork from the historic first issue from 1984, other early covers and interior artwork from series creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird and their associates from Mirage Studios, storyboards and animation cells from the original 1980s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series and material from the popular TMNT Adventures comic book originally published by Archie Comics.”





The Cartoon Art Museum is located near many museums that are also listed on our Discover and Go!, including Children’s Creativity Museum,  whose historic carousel will reopen  this Saturday, May 17th 



If you’re taking BART home, get off at Lake Merritt stop and visit OMCA’s Sunshine and Superheroes: San Diego’s Comic-Con: May 23rd to May 31st. This special exhibit will include a photo booth where kids can take pictures of themselves in costumes. If your adventures are on a Friday, OMCA also hosts a special night of music, food trucks, and kids art progams that begin at 5pm.


Outdoorsy Type?

CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point is hosting a Birds of Prey Day Monday, May 26th from 10am to 5pm

“What makes a bird a bird of prey? And how do they hunt and survive? This Memorial Day, learn about these amazing avians during our feather-filled family event. Get up close to roving birds of prey and attend special programming.”


So what are you waiting for? Summer is quickly approaching, and passes get booked fast!  Log on to Discover and Go and browse these and many more offerings.

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In honor of the Summer Reading Game I decided to post a few favorite bug links.

Here is a virtual tour of An insect Zoo.

Did You Know that 41 states have official state Insects ?

Insect Lore is made just for kids and has a daily giggle just for fun.

Katerpillars is another place where you can learn about insects.

Here are some Bug Crafts you can do this summer.

Not enough? All summer long you can check out the Alameda County Summer Reading Blog – Catch The Summer Reading Bug! – For more buggy fun!

What are you favorite Bug Sites?

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