Bug Fest

August 9–10


Entomology, the study of bugs, has been the focus of the Academy since we opened our doors more than 200 years ago. Our annual Bug Fest is the culmination of our discovery and research, as well as our love for teaching the community about these fascinating, beautiful, and mysterious creatures. In addition to viewing bugs from around the world, you can also:

  • Cheer on your favorite roach in the “Roach Race 500”
  • Eat creepy-crawly cuisine
  • Take a bug walk
  • Meet real entomologists

Details about Bug Fest 2014 coming soon!

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