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Attack of the Bloodsuckers

22 May 2021 - 4 Sep 2021

Bloodsuckers are invading! Explore the science of what’s biting you! Examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites. Feel for heat—bloodsuckers need a hot meal! Locate CO2 in your breath that attracts mosquitoes. Find a vein in an arm, and match suckers by their mouth parts. Play the itchy TwITCHer Game! Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem—and how to keep them out of YOUR system. Creepy good fun!

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  • Date: 22 May 2021 - 4 Sep 2021
  • Location:Yucca Valley
  • Curators:Attack of the Bloodsuckers! is produced by EEC! — the Environmental Exhibit Collaborative — and made possible by grants from Jane’s Trust, Cabot Family Charitable Trust, and the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services.  It is traveled by the Sciencenter in Ithaca, New York.
  • Duration:3 months
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