MSU Bug House
(Located inside the Natural Science Building)

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  • STEM

Types of activities:

  • Virtual Tours
  • On-site Tours
  • Simulations/Labs/Hands-on
  • Shows
  • Collections


  • PreK
  • K-5
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College Students
  • General Public


The Bug House consists of two small rooms, one with displays of insects and arthropods from around the world on the walls, as well as space for giving presentations to school classes, and a second room that holds cages of our live insects and arthropods for viewing, touching, and handling. We can accommodate school classes and other groups of up to 30 people by appointment. We also offer scheduled open house events for the general public which can accommodate approximately 50 people at a time.

Venue offerings:

  • Hour-long in person preK-12 class tours/visits: A 10-20 minute age-appropriate lecture/presentation by our Bug House guides on the biology of insects followed by viewing of our many displays of insects and the opportunity to see, touch and hold some of our live insects and arthropods. By appointment only and a fee is charged.
  • Scheduled free open house events for the general public: Visitors can view our many displays of insects as well as see, touch, and hold our live insects/arthropods with questions answered by our Bug House guides. For all age groups.
  • Online virtual tours of the Bug House: Tours highlight some of our insect displays and live insects and arthropods. Approximately 7-10 minutes, appropriate for all ages.
  • Sensory experiences: Options to experience the "critters" in different ways, including touching and holding live critters, as well as our realistic bug toys.

Contact info

Natural Science Building
288 Farm Lane, Rm 147
East Lansing, MI 48824

Amanda Lorenz

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