Imperial Centre’s New Bloodsuckers Exhibit to Open Oct. 1

Attack of the Bloodsuckers exhibit opens October 1, 2016. Source: Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount NC.
Attack of the Bloodsuckers exhibit opens October 1, 2016. Source: Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount NC.

By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount

Bloodsuckers are invading! Explore the science of what’s biting you. Visitors receive free admission to the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences on Saturday, October 1, 2016, to attend the grand opening of the centre’s latest exhibit, “Attack of the Bloodsuckers.”

Attack of the Bloodsuckers allows visitors to explore the science of what’s biting them, examining the who, what, why, when, and how of:

  • mosquitoes
  • fleas
  • ticks
  • leeches
  • other parasites

‘“Attack of the Bloodsuckers explores the science of sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood) in a fun, interactive and kid-friendly way — and yes, there are some live specimen,” says Leigh White, curator of education for the Children’s Museum and Science Center. “This exhibit is for anyone who’s itching to learn about these creatures and get helpful hints on how to avoid them.”

Special games will explore the body parts of parasites, and the science of their attraction to blood. Kids and their parents will have an opportunity to see the display from October 1 through December 31, 2016. The Imperial Centre is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.

For more information on Attack of the Bloodsuckers, call the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences at 252.972.1266.

Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences is located at 270 Gay Street, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The centre includes a children’s museum, community theatre, arts center, and planetarium. More information may be found on the website museum.imperialcentre.org.

 

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