“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly..."
But unlike the spider's invitation in Mary Howett's famous 1829 poem, Tyler invites you to their family-friendly Arboretum where giant bugs will be visiting from June 3rd through August 29th.

The bugs won't be alive (thank goodness) because some measure as big as SUV's and one is longer than 3 sleeping Shaquille O'Neals... if you placed the famous basketball player, head to toe 3 times!

These stunning insects are the work of Long Island sculptor and artist David Rogers’ whose Big Bugs Exhibit includes ten, larger-than-life insect sculptures.

His cool critters include a 17-ft. long dragonfly, a 4-ft. wide spider in a 15-ft. web, and an ant that measures 25-ft long! Plus there's a Daddy long legs, Praying mantis, Assassin bug, Damsel fly and an 11-ft Grasshopper! And all ten insects are accompanied by Education Stations designed to teach and inspire.

Fantastic Facts About Bugs:
Ants are Tasty!
The pupae of some species of ants are the basis for the Mexican dish called 'escamoles'. In India, ant caviar sells for as much as $40/lb!

Dragonflies are from the time of the Dinosaurs
They were among the very first winged insects to evolve over 300 million years ago!

Spider Silk could stop an airplane in flight!
The silk in a spider’s web is five times stronger than a strand of steel the same thickness.  A web made of strands of spider silk as thick as a pencil could stop a Boeing 747 jumbo jet in flight.

Here's the entire Mary Howitt Poem for those wracking their brains trying to remember their pre-school days... ;)

“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
  'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
   The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
    And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.”

 “Oh no, no,” said the little Fly, “to ask me is in vain,
  For who goes up your winding stair
      -can ne'er come down again.

For more exhibit details click here:  Tyler's Big Bug Exhibit

515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063
(610) 566-9134
Tyler Arboretum Website