Amphibians & Bugs

By nature, amphibians and bugs are very secretive and patient. They like to hide and disappear in plain sight, waiting to jump out and devour the unsuspecting.

Scientists have identified thousands of species of amphibians and bugs, and both types of animals can be found in nearly every corner of the world. Our collection of “cricket eaters,” as we fondly refer to them, ranges from brightly colored Ruby-Eyed Alien Tree Frogs to hairy Cobalt Blue Tarantulas and venomous Bark Scorpions.

Learn about Amphibians

These vertebrates have been around for 400 million years and include over 6,200 described, living species of amphibians. Come on in and visit us to learn about amphibians and meet some of our residents.

Tiger Salamander

Learn about Bugs

Our arthropod collection includes scorpions, spiders, cockroaches, and other creepy crawlies. Learn what makes these tiny creatures so unique – and intriguing. Come on in and visit us to learn about bugs and see some up close.

Black Widow