Big Bugs Invade Botanica Wichita | Exhibit Open May 1-July 31, 2021


Oversized, animatronic insects installed throughout Botanica! 

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, Big Bugs invade Botanica! No need to panic–the Big Bugs exhibit opens in the Wichita Gardens on May 1st. Featuring 12 animatronic insects installed throughout Botanica’s 20-acres,  visitors can access the exhibit during general admission visits and special events.  

Sponsored by Koch Industries, replica movements and oversized detail bring these creatures to life in delight of visitors young and old. Penny the Centipede stretches out to approximately 10 feet long. Perry the Praying Mantis stands 7 feet tall. Drake Dragonfly’s flapping wings span 10 feet wide. Other insects include Buzz the Bee, Paul the Dung Beetle and Turbo the Snail.

Stroll through Botanica and view the Big Bugs on display through July 31, 2021. Enjoy this hands-free exhibit with detailed insect information included on Botanica’s interactive, online map. Learn fun facts and background information about each species. Botanica’s Gardens are home to more than 4,000 different kinds of plants and insects of every variety. Playing an important role in Botanica’s ecosystem, bugs are vital to the flowers and food we all appreciate. 

Make Botanica your happy place this summer. Other initiatives and events taking place at the Wichita Gardens include the all-new Wellness in the Gardens, the 10th anniversary celebration of Downing Children’s Garden and the completion of Koch Carousel Gardens.

Hours & Admission 

Included with General Admission Tickets & Special Events
General Admission: $10 Adults and $8 Youth, Seniors, Military
9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Monday – Saturday
1 P.M. to 5 P.M. Sunday

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How To Contact Us

Call us at (316) 264-0448 or reach us through email at [email protected] For directions, visit our online map, and learn more about Botanica’s Big Bug Exhibit by visiting our website!


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