Sproutside at the Flint Children's Museum

To inspire a love for learning and awaken imagination through exploration and hands on play.

Bugs & Other Critters!


Today at the museum we observed different bugs and other creatures. Our guests learned so much about the critters living around us! Thanks so much to Darren from MSU for catching all of the creatures and teaching us all about them.


This little crayfish is saying “hello!”


They sure are fast little critters, good job catching them!



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Darren Bagley, our local bug expert from MSU, brought some really neat bugs to show the kids today. The bugs are from the Flint River watershed. Darren will be here the rest of the afternoon if you still want to see some cool critters!


This is a little girl crayfish, isn’t she cute?


We found lots of these little guys. It is going to grow up to be a damselfly.

Kids can come hunt through the algae for these bugs, then try to identify them using a dichotomous key. Lots of cool science at the museum today!