The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, 2016, 10 AM – 5 PM
The American Entomological Society’s Insect Field Day will again be a part of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University's Bug Fest. Bug Fest, the annual festival that celebrates insects of all kinds with hundreds of live critters, roach races, bug walks, and even insect-tasting, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Hundreds of live beetles, millipedes, centipedes, scorpions, stick insects, caterpillars, tarantulas, and more will be wiggling around the museum during this popular family event. Visitors will be able to help build a beehive, examine insect decomposers up close, work on a giant termite mound and meet Academy entomologists who can share their stories of life in the field.
Cajun Chef Zack Lehmann will cook some tasty buggy dishes during a 1 p.m. show both days and will give out samples of his famous Chocolate Chirp Cookies and fried insect treats.
Bug Fest is the perfect opportunity to learn the science behind the headlines and talk with the experts about mosquitoes and invasive (and sometimes destructive) species including lanternflies and ash borer beetles. Some live invaders and also specimens from the Academy’s research collection of more than 4 million insects will be on display.
Among other activities, Society members will host walks across the parkway to the Logan Square fountain and garden to view and discuss the beauty of our insect world.
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Bug Fest is free for Academy members or with