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Academy Presents: Bug Hub

Sunday, August 15, 2021

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Celebrate all the many-legged movers and shakers of the world at the Academy’s annual Bug Fest!

Discover live bug displays, excerpts from the Academy’s world-renowned entomological collection, auditorium shows featuring Academy entomologists, Roach Race 500, Bugs on the Big Screen and more!

Live Bug Displays

Take a closer look at some amazing live arthropods in our live bug displays located on the 1st floor, outside the Auditorium.

Science Live! Infestations

Watch out for one of our pop up “infestations”! Stop by for an encounter with one of our scientists or animal keepers and catch a glimpse of our unique collections, live bugs and more!

Bugs on the Big Screen

Get a high-definition look at what makes bugs beautiful, amazing and important at this unique live animal show!

Roach Race 500

Cheer your favorite roach as it tests its speed on different tracks and races over obstacles. The best competitors will go on to race in the finals, and you won’t want to miss it!

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This event is part of the Academy's Bug Fest. Join us for a month of in person and virtual programs. Click here for details.

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1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia PA, 19103


  • Everyone