Date: Monday, September 12th
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue 11215 Brooklyn NY
Tonight Aaron will be holding a live animal show at the Morbid Anatomy Museum. Most of his animal specimens are insects, but also include arachnids, reptiles, amphibians and fish, all of which are harmless. The event will be an informal show-and-tell, a Q & A session where guests can touch and hold the animals while Aaron answer whatever questions they may have. People can also gather around to take pictures or videos of the animals.
This event is a celebration of animals and their many different shapes, sizes and behaviors. This particularly applies to the animals we refer to as “bugs” or “creepy crawlies,” animals that are normally misunderstood and, as a result, feared. Aaron Rodriguez’s goal is for people to become open to the idea that even creatures like cockroaches and spiders get undeserved hatred. He will supervise guests and give them guidelines to properly handle his pets in a way that is positive for both the humans and the animals.
Aaron Rodriguez grew up in the Bronx, New York and is currently a Masters student in Biology at New York University. As a growing profession he performs live animal shows throughout New York and New Jersey, educational show-and-tells where people can interact with and ask questions about animals. These shows are meant to inform people about animals in their many shapes, sizes and behaviors. This particularly applies to animals that are normally feared or misunderstood, such as insects and spiders. His goal is to ultimately enter a Ph.D. program in Entomology, or the study of insects, while continuing to do educational shows.