Bug Playground

Catch, observe, and release tiny critters with this playground designed just for bugs.

Watch your bugs summit the climbing wall, swim in the pool, and go down the slide!

Grab the bug catcher and head outside to hunt for 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 bugs to avoid collecting, plus suggestions for keeping your bugs comfortable, well-fed, and happy—and even how to deal with fights.


  • 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
  •  Great portable activity for play dates, sleepovers, camping trips, and at-home learning

AGE: 7 and up