Monday, April 17, 2006



Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure focuses on the life cycles of a praying mantis and a butterfly from their birth to their inevitable encounter in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia where predator meets its prey.

More than 40 tropical insects are featured in Bugs! Audiences will view the birth of hundreds of praying mantids, captured in minute detail in large-format. They'll see a caterpillar hatch from a single tiny egg to metamorphose into a butterfly and watch as a praying mantis snaps up a fly for its dinner—another giant screen first. A variety of other tropical animals which make their way across the gigantic screen, some magnified 250,000 times their normal size, includes tarantulas, scorpions, vipers and Jungle Nymphs as well as a million bats as they flit through the jungle in search of insects which they consume nightly by the ton. It's survival of the fittest!

Check out the Large Format Films page at the Louisiana Arts and Science Center website for more information.

This looks like a great film to take the kids to! I don't think I'll have much luck dragging the wife along, though... she's not a big bug fan. Anyway, every large format film we've been to at LASM was awesome, so I expect this one will be the same.

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