Is your first reaction when seeing a cockroach to simply scream and run away while praying to God that the critter doesn’t start using its wings?
Whether your answer was yes or no, it’s time for you to get ready for Malta’s first and largest cockroach exhibition, and the many strange and wonderful things you can experience there.
You can witness live organ dissection, or feast on edible insects, depending on your fancy.
If you thought cockroaches just came in the standard brown variety, get ready to be floored.
The largest cockroach collection to ever be on view in Malta will be on show for one night only during A Night Of Wonders at Esplora on Halloween night, the 31st of October.
The collection comes courtesy of Arnold Sciberras, a naturalist, pest consultant and the keeper of the collection. He wants you to “explore the extreme diversity of this group as well as to learn some really cool facts about these amazing insects.”
The entomologist will also be providing interesting information in regards to the breeding of some species as well as the opportunity for handling most species and observations of live insects under powerful microscopes.
Aside from the dedicated Bug Room, A Night of Wonders, there will also be shows dedicated to the science of fire, balloons, birds, reptiles as well as things like invisible ink experiments and a Virtual Reality experience of the human body.
And, of course, there’ll be trick or treating – what’s Halloween without a bit of trick or treating?
A Night of Wonders will be taking over Esplora on Halloween night for an immersive night full of circus science. Visitors will be able to explore through lots of different activities amazing scientific aspects that take place at the circus. Activities range from a science show all about fire, a magnificent balloons show, a bug room full of amazing and interesting bugs and insects, a planetarium film and lots of hands-on experiments around the exhibition halls.
You can find the event by following this link. Tickets can be purchased via www.showshappening.com.