The bugs are bringing back the buzz and it is better than ever! That’s right, Bug Fest has made its triumphant return crawling the cobblestones of our city and make their very way up to the one and only Academy of Natural Sciences. Join the invertebrate insanity on both August 12th and 13th and feast your eyes upon the collection of over 120 species, featuring caterpillars, tarantulas and stick bugs with special guest appearances by the scorpions and the beetles!
New exhibits will grace the grounds and give you Butterflies! Such as:
Marvel at the maritime critters and take a dive into their watery world! You will have the golden opportunity to create your own aquatic arthropod and compete against several other nautical insects to see whose creation will perform swimmingly.
Exoskeletons in the Closet
Feeling brave? Come visit the lair of the creepiest of crawlies–Witness the carnivorous centipede with its two curved fangs, the mess of maggots wriggling in the dark or the spiders stewing in their webs. Stay for the stories and gain a new perspective of the misunderstood creatures we tend to Nope at!
Predator or Pollinated?
The bridge between bugs and biennials is built in this exhibit. Learn about the complex, symbiotic relationship both organisms share with one another; from bees who pollinate to procreate plants to the voracious Venus fly trap snacking on its unlucky prey.
Old exhibits back by popular demand include Bug Appétit, Roach Race 500, Bug Picasso and the Live Invertebrate Stage Show! Doors open at 10 p.m. and close at 5 p.m. Get your tickets here and enjoy the exhibits perfected by a decade of educational experience.
Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Saturday & Sunday, August 12th – 13th