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"Attack of the Blood Suckers" is the new exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City. (Jan. 17, 2013)

"Attack of the Bloodsuckers" at the Long Island Children's Museum

"Attack of the Bloodsuckers!" is a traveling exhibit that will be at the Long Island Children's Museum from Jan. 18 to May 5. It explores the lives of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood). Take a look of some of the photos from the exhibit.

Dallis Cooke, 2, from Hempstead, checks out the
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Dallis Cooke, 2, from Hempstead, checks out the Live Leeches at the "Attack of the Blood Suckers" exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City. (Jan. 17, 2013)

A game of Twitcher is played by Elizabeth
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A game of Twitcher is played by Elizabeth Stehnach, 10, from East Meadow, her brother Andrew, 8, and their mom Alla at the "Attack of the Blood Suckers" exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City. (Jan. 17, 2013)

Emily Marckesano, 5, from East Meadow, sits on
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Emily Marckesano, 5, from East Meadow, sits on the inflatable tick at the "Attack of the Blood Suckers" exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City. (Jan. 17, 2013)

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Dallis Cooke, 2, from Hempstead, plays with
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Dallis Cooke, 2, from Hempstead, plays with "matching the pictures" at the "Attack of the Blood Suckers" exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City. (Jan. 17, 2013)

Jessica Kwong, 7 with her mother Christiana Moy
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Jessica Kwong, 7 with her mother Christiana Moy from Fresh Meadows, plays with "matching the pictures" in the "Attack of the Blood Suckers" exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City. (Jan. 17, 2013)

Aaron Shtilerman, 10, from Little Neck looks at
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Aaron Shtilerman, 10, from Little Neck looks at a magnified mosquito in the "Attack of the Blood Suckers" exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City. (Jan. 17, 2013)

Christina Moy from Fresh Meadow and her daughter
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Christina Moy from Fresh Meadow and her daughter Jessica Kwong, 7, play with the heat detector display at the "Attack of the Blood Suckers" exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City. (Jan. 17, 2013)

A Vampire Bat is on display in
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

A Vampire Bat is on display in "Attack of the Blood Suckers," the new exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City. (Jan. 17, 2013)

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Juliette Marckesano, 3 from East Meadow, and her
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Juliette Marckesano, 3 from East Meadow, and her sister Emily, hiding in the booth, play with a heat detector at the "Attack of the Blood Suckers" exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City. (Jan. 17, 2013)

With their father Michael, Juliette Marckesano, 3, and
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With their father Michael, Juliette Marckesano, 3, and her sister Emily, 5, from East Meadow, look at the Mosquito Life Cycle display at the Attack of the Blood Suckers exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City. (Jan. 17, 2013)

(Credit: Barbara Alper)

"Attack of the Blood Suckers" is the new exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City. (Jan. 17, 2013)

Dallis Cooke, 2, from Hempstead, checks out the
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Dallis Cooke, 2, from Hempstead, checks out the Live Leeches at the "Attack of the Blood Suckers" exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City. (Jan. 17, 2013)

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