Bug Fest: August 28
Sunday, August 28, 2022
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Bug Fest is coming! Join us at the Academy of Natural Sciences for a wild weekend celebrating a few of our favorite (invertebrate) things.
Enjoy classic Bug Fest favorites, including scientist-guided Bug Walks on the Parkway and our famous Roach Races, or discover your love for something surprising like the graceful dance of a crane fly.
Explore specimens from the Academy’s world-class Entomology Collection, including recently discovered beetles, bees and butterflies. “Ask the Experts” at exclusive scientist meet-and-greets for all ages. Meet Academy researchers and talk with fellow bug enthusiasts to find out how their passion for all things invertebrate impacts our communities.
As part of our Water Year programming, we invite you to dive deep to find out all about aquatic invertebrates and what their presence means for a waterway. Did you know dragonfly flatulence is critical to the health of a stream? Or that water pennies spend most of their time as larvae living in clean water?
Meander through our halls while you check out live insects and arachnids and ponder their place around the pond. Learn what you can do to make our waterways more invert-friendly!
10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Special Members-only Hour 9–10 a.m.)
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