Research and Collections Videos
Special Preview: Insectarium on PBS Terra
Museum Curator Jessica Ware hosts a series about the wonders of insects you think you know. Series premieres October 23.
[Sweeping aerial footage of lush rainforest. Extreme close-ups of bizarre insects.]
BRITISH NARRATOR: Deep in the rainforest, tiny dramas are unfolding in the fascinating world of insects...
[Curator Jessica Ware speaks to camera, standing in the Solomon Family Insectarium.]
JESSICA WARE, Invertebrate Zoology Curator: Yeah, that’s true…but next time save your production budget.
[An ant carries a crumb across a picnic blanket. A ladybug crawls on a person.]
WARE: There’s an amazing miniature world all around us…
[A firefly takes off from a chain-link fence and lights up.]
WARE: right here outside your door.
[A woman holds a jar with cookies and a roach that's somehow gotten inside. She looks skeptical but curious.]
[A bee rummages through a flower's petals. Text reads, "American Museum of Natural History - Insectarium".
WARE: In Insectarium, we’re going to introduce you, or re-introduce you, to insects you think you know…
[A woman holds a dragonfly and the camera zooms in close to its eyes.]
WARE: …and the many people who love them.
[A man carries a net in a marsh. A woman and a teenager look at an ant.]
[Jessica Ware stands in the Insectarium. Text reads, "Jessica Ware, insect lover Ph.D."]
WARE: Like me!
[A teenager chases a firefly. Honeybees fly into the entrance of a hive.]
WARE: We’ll explore how humans and insects live together…
[Monarch butterflies in the hundreds flitter through the sky in a forest.]
WARE: …and how the planet just wouldn’t be the same without them.
[A dragonfly takes off from a stick to hunt and lands. Text reads, "American Museum of Natural History - Insectarium. Hosted by Jessica Ware. Coming soon to PBS Terra.]