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Bug Playground

Bug Playground

Insect Inspector Lab!

Catch, observe, and release tiny critters with this adorable playground designed just for bugs. Watch your bugs summit the climbing wall, swim in the pool, and whoosh! go down the slide!

Grab the bug catcher and head outside to hunt for backyard specimens. Deposit your crickets, pill bugs, ants, ladybugs, or other creepy-crawlies in the Bug Playground and observe their behavior. How do they respond to their new environment? Which bugs get along? Which bugs eat the same things? Are some bugs friendlier than others? Observation and recording are cornerstones of science, and now you can do this in your very own bedroom.

Bug expert, David George Gordon, leads the way in the illustrated color booklet filled with facts and activities. Budding entomologists will learn facts about arthropods, exoskeletons, metamorphosis, camouflage, how bugs breathe, and more. The booklet also includes helpful tips on which bugs make well-behaved pals and which feisty and pesty bugs to avoid collecting, plus suggestions for keeping your bugs comfortable, well-fed, and happy—and even how to deal with fights.

Kids who love creepy critters can turn their fascination with insects into a hobby with the Bug Playground.

  • Collect cool bugs, then observe them on their own tiny playground: Go on a bug-collecting adventure, then bring your critters inside to watch them navigate the mini play structures as you learn about nature
  • Includes 18 pieces for STEM learning fun: 15-piece Playground with Air Holes, including a climbing wall, pool, crawling tube, curly slide, and jungle gym; bug catcher; instructions; and illustrated science activity booklet
  • Illustrated booklet digs into the science behind the fun: Kids learn how to choose, feed, and care for their critters and discover fascinating facts about them
  • Perfect for budding entomologists ages 7+: Great portable activity for play dates, sleepovers, camping trips, and at-home learning



  • Playground with Air Holes
  • Climbing Wall
  • Pool
  • Crawling Tube
  • Curly Slide
  • Jungle Gym
  • Illustrated Science Activity Booklet
  • Age: From 7 to 14 years
  • Theme: Outdoor, Science
  • Package size: x x inches
  • UPC: 834509000878
  • Price: US $16.99 / CAN $ 19.99 / UK £8.33
  • Released: February 1, 2011