Beetle-mania to scurry over to local museum

October 2, 2013 by  

Fans of creepy crawly insects might find that Staten Island Museum has the perfect event for them this month.

As part of its year-long exhibition called ‘They’re Baaack! Return of the 17-year Cicadas’, the museum will be hosting a Cicada Movie Festival. Guests will be able to view movies that fall into one of three categories, those being Cicada Drama or Comedy, Cicada Monster Movie Homage, and Cicada Documentary. Prior to or following these viewings, guests are also invited to explore the cicada exhibition in the museum.

‘They’re Baaack!’ debuted in the museum on February 15, and it will run until the spring of 2014. The exhibition features art inspired by the cicadas, such as sculptures and a cartoon by Taylor Jones. A wealth of scientific facts about the insects will be provided, such as a slow motion video that shows the cicadas emerging, a timeline detailing the history of other swarms, and specimens from the museum’s collection.

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The movie festival takes place on Friday, October 11, and runs from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. There is a $15 admission fee for the general public and a $10 fee for museum members.