A bloodsucking insect exhibit invaded the Children's Museum of La Crosse in early June and is sticking around.
The museum chose to showcase this exhibit because of La Crosse's proximity to the Mississippi River and abundance of ticks, leeches, and mosquitoes.
The exhibit features interactive learning stations, games, and live leeches and mosquitoes in tanks.
Overall, the goal of the exhibit is to teach both kids and adults about these blood sucking insects said Playologist, Janelle Taylor.
"Our mission and goal here is right on our window. It's just that we want children to play to learn and we want adults to come to learn to play. That's a big thing here and that's why we encourage our adults to play with their kids while they're here, be interactive with them. Because the more the kids see them learning the more the kids will learn themselves," said Taylor.
The Bloodsucker exhibit will go through September, 6.
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