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A Museum That Will Drive You Buggy

Giant insects, crafted from nature

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Missed the Godzilla reboot earlier this summer? Don’t worry; you can still savor giant monsters on Cape Cod.

And if you thought bugs were bad on the Cape in past seasons, wait till you see David Rogers’ Big Bugs, currently on view at Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich. Rogers has created ants 25 feet long and dragonflies with 17-foot wingspans, all crafted from “whole trees, cut green saplings, dry branches, and other forest materials,” according to Heritage’s website.

The entire prodigious pest portfolio of three ants, the dragonfly, a damselfly, a praying mantis, a spider complete with web, a ladybug, a daddy longlegs, and an assassin bug are scattered on the grounds at Heritage, which also features an antique car museum that includes a 1931 Duesenberg that once belonged to actor Gary Cooper, art galleries, vast flower gardens boasting more than 500 varieties of daylilies, a frog-and-turtle pond, and a labyrinth.

David Rogers’ Big Bugs is on display through Oct. 26. Admission to Heritage Museums and Gardens, 67 Grove St., Sandwich, Mass., is $18 for adults, $8 for ages 3–12, and free for children 2 and younger. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. For directions, click here.

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