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Take A Closer Look at Insects

Things To Know

We invite you and your family to join us in Hammock Hollow for a Bok Outdoor Family Adventure as we take a closer look at a variety of small creatures that live in our soil. Insect viewers and bins will be provided for you and your family to explore the macro world of nature. Items for viewing will be available from 10am-12pm. Plan on allowing approximately 20 minutes for your children to enjoy this closer look at nature.

Event Date & Time

Saturday, July 16, 2022
Drop In Between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Hammock Hollow


Included with general admission or membership

Follow-up Activities

Keep the fun going using these follow-up activities.

A Book To Enjoy:
“Up in the Garden, Down in The Dirt” by Kate Messner and “The Big Book of Bugs” by Yuval Zommer
available at the Shop at Bok

Family Activity:
Life often feels like a race that requires us to do many things at the same time.  This causes our awareness to get easily pulled in many different directions. Nature provides us with reminders of how fun and rewarding looking closely at just one thing and being in the moment truly is.

Go on a walk and have each family member locate something for everyone to slow down and look at closely. You could use magnifying glasses, insect collection containers or whatever you prefer.

Family Discussion:
Look for details you haven’t noticed before.  As you look closer, you will be able to focus on the things we all often overlook. As you slow down and watch, ask yourself; does it move faster or slower than you remember, does it have unique body parts, does its color help protect it, and how does it help our environment? 

Please Note:

Ticket price includes general admission to the Gardens. Tickets are available for purchase at www.boktower.org, in person at the Visitor Center or by phone at 863-734-1222. All programs and classes promptly begin at stated time and visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins for check-in. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the class start time. Culinary events are demonstration based and late arrivals may not be accommodated. For classes held after 5 pm, the entrance gate will stay open for an additional 30 minutes after the start time. Once the gate closes, late arrivals will not be admitted. Due to the nature of culinary events held at the Outdoor Kitchen, Bok Tower Garden may attempt, but cannot guarantee, to accommodate food allergies. Dogs are not permitted at any educational program.


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Lake Wales, Florida 33853




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