Edible insects on the menu at Peabody Museum

Chef Bun Lai of Miya’s in New Haven will be among the local chefs conducting cooking demonstrations on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

They will be using ingredients not often found in the typical cookbook — insects — and visitors will be able to sample the fare.

This family event explores the role of insects in our lives as it focuses on the centuries-old, worldwide practice of entomophagy (eating insects). Early arrival is suggested as space is limited.

The program is free with museum admission of $5 to $9. Children younger than 3 are free, as are museum members and Yale I.D. holders. Parking is free in the Peabody lot and adjacent Yale lots, the entrance of which is at Whitney Avenue and Humphrey Street.

For additional information, call 203-432-5050 or visit the Peabody online.