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  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 9am - 7pm

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Each year over 35,000 visitors come to BugFest to experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities. We provide the opportunity for you to interact with entomologists and other scientists so you can continue learning about the fascinating world of bugs. We also feature Café Insecta, where the brave can sample buggy dishes prepared by local chefs. The best part is, it’s all free!

2017 Theme Arthropod: Dragonflies!

At BugFest 2017:

  • Enjoy the entertaining displays, exhibits and activities — both inside and outside the Museum.
  • Learn about arthropods, which make up three-quarters of all animals on Earth, during fascinating presentations.
  • Taste delectable dishes featuring creepy crawlers as a major ingredient at Café Insecta.
  • Join the moths, fireflies and katydids for an exhilarating evening of nocturnal activities at the Evening Insectival.
  • Learn how to keep your own hive at a Beekeeping Workshop.
  • Bring an unusual bug to the Stump the Experts table.

Send us an email at the following links if you are interested in:

Associated Street Closures:

Edenton Street and Jones Street between N. Salisbury Street and N. Wilmington Street will be closed from 6:00 pm on September 15 until 11:59 pm on September 16.