Bug Fest

August 8–9

Bug Fest

Every August, the Academy invites bug lovers of all ages to join us for an exciting weekend in celebration of everyone’s favorite creepy crawlies…insects! Enjoy new activities and shows each year, plus revisit some old favorites—back by popular demand. Talk with real scientists, learn about insects from all over the world, and see specimens from the Academy’s behind-the-scenes collections. Eat bugs, get your face painted, and sit back and relax as you enjoy a buggy show. In our epic Roach Race 500, you can root for your favorite cockroach racer as it scuttles toward the finish line.

Bug Fest 2015 details coming soon!

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