Edible Insects

Saturday, November 5, 2011 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Museum admission required


Edible insects on the menu at Peabody Museum


It’s back! Many think of insects as pests, but how many people think of insects as food? Explore the role of insects in our lives at this family event that focuses on the centuries-old, worldwide practice of eating insects known as entomophagy. If you dare, sample insect dishes prepared by local chefs during one of the live cooking demonstrations (space is limited).


Great Hall of Dinosaurs — 1st Floor

The Edible Insect Café at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm: Two insect cooking demonstrations and tasting opportunities featuring Bun Lai, award-winning head chef and owner of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven, with edible insect aficionado David Gracer.


X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out – 1st Floor

Fossils and Live Arthropods, with Jon Wallace


Display of Insects from the Museum’s Entomology Collection


Edible Insect Hat


Insect Dig Game