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Cockroach Count 2017

March 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

So many cockroaches, so little time!

Join us on Tuesday, March 14 for our annual Cockroach Count at Liberty Science Center. On this day, we’ll count how many Madagascar hissing cockroaches we have in our enclosure.

Why do we spend an entire day counting cockroaches? First, we want to check on the health of our colony, seeing if there are babies and how the total number of cockroaches compares to the previous year. Next, we need to change the substrate, or dirt, that the roaches live in order to keep it clean. Lastly, it’s just a lot of fun!

Come watch and talk to our staffers about these creepy crawlers. While you’re here, make sure to add your best guess to our jumbo bar graph of cockroach population estimates. Whoever guesses closest to the actual number will win a prize! We will stop taking guesses at noon, so make sure you get yours in early.

*** Check out our special Brady Bunch/Cockroach Count mash-up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIssM2SscxY


March 14, 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Liberty Science Center


Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305 United States