Xtreme Bug Tour comes to Kansas City’s Union Station

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In a bug’s world, everything is extreme. They are fascinating, bizarre, sometimes creepy and vitally important to our planet and our lives.

Xtreme BUGS are marching, flying, and crawling into Union Station in Kansas City. Over 100 larger-than-life insect models, and 23 of them powered by animatronics. You can see the details of their bodies; hear their buzzing, chirping, and hissing and watch them move.

Even though they’re small, bugs play a critical role in our environment, culture, scientific research, and the global economy.

Bugs Tell Us a Lot: As you explore the exhibit, you’ll find that each bug has a story to tell.
They’re Important to Our World:

– We can thank pollinating bugs for 1 of every 3 bites of food we take.
– Spider webs have inspired engineering designs for decades and spiders are among the best at pest control.
– Many medicines are the result of the study of insects and their curative and healing properties.

Their mind-boggling behaviors will inspire, surprise and educate guests of all ages.

Five educational themes: Superorganisms, Migration, Hibernation, Emergent Behavior and Solitary Predators.

Produced by the same people who created and brought us the wildly popular “Dinosaurs Unearthed.”

The Xtreme Bug Tour is meant for all ages, with particular content focused on ages 4-14.

Closed on Mondays
Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: Starting at $7.50 for Union Station Members and $9.50 for Non-Members. Children under 3 free.