Is your little one a bug lover? Head to the Academy of Natural Sciences on August 8 and 9 for Bug Fest, a celebration of the fascinating world of bugs. From scorpions and spiders to caterpillars and cockroaches, hundreds of the world’s creepiest, crawliest, slimiest bugs will be on display.
Join bug chef David George Gordon, author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, as he prepares gourmet grub and mouthwatering mites. Observe live ants at work, cuddle with cockroaches, and practice yoga like a stick insect. There’s plenty of fun for the whole family, and visitors dressed as their favorite bug will receive $2 off their admission.
Visitors will also be able to:
- Join Academy entomologists on a bug hunt in Logan Square.
- Visit the bug clinic to discover how bugs may help or harm you.
- Get an in depth view of the bugs that inhabit our planet.
- Watch art come to life as cockroaches and maggots create masterpieces right before your eyes!
- Learn all about lice!
- Touch real maggots and learn some little known facts!
- Enjoy stage shows featuring live insects!
- Cheer on the cockroaches in the Roach Race 500!
- Learn how dogs can help sniff out bed bugs.
For more information and a complete list of activities, visit ansp.org/bugfest.