There’s something about bugs that captures kids’ imaginations. From Madagascar hissing cockroaches and giant centipedes, to darkling beetles and pink toe tarantulas—your budding entomologists or little arachnologists will want to get the buzz on these six places where they can see and touch bugs of all shapes and sizes. Click through the gallery for the creepy crawly deets.

Bremerton Bug Museum

It's a bug's life in Bremerton at this museum devoted to insects, arachnids and reptiles, too. And best of all, it's free. Hop aboard a ferry to see orange roly-polys, emperor scorpions, Australian spiny stick insects, giant millipedes. blue death-feigning beetles and more. Explore bizarre bugs under the microscope, look through glasses that let you see like a bug and watch busy ants build tunnels in an eight foot long ant farm!

Bremerton Bug & Reptile Museum
1118 Charleston Beach Road W.
Bremerton, Wa 98312
Online: bugmuseum.com

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: Free

photo: Kristina Moy

Have you visited these buggy spots? Do you have a favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

— Helen Walker Green