Bug Fair | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Bug Fair

May 20 and 21, 2017
9:30 am – 5 pm


Over a million species. Only one Bug Fair.

Thank you for making our 31st annual Bug Fair something to buzz about. We hope you'll bee at next years event!


Bug Fair is a two-day festival celebrating  our winged, multi-legged, squirmy, and sometimes bug-eyed friends. Visit a variety of exhibitors – and see everything from exotic insect collections to pet tarantulas, from millipedes to centipedes, from bug-related products, like honey and silk, to bug-inspired artwork and jewelry. Visit the main stage to watch Bug Chefs whip up protein-filled snacks and explore the Nature Gardens for the chance to go on bug hunts, get crafty, experience up-close encounters with crawly creatures, and more!



2017 Bug Fair Highlights Include:


Over 50 exhibitors showcasing and selling insect products and merchandise

One-on-one interactions with museum Research and Collections staff

Bug chef cooking demos and tastings

Live animal presentations and bug inspired performances

Insect parade and nature walks through the Nature Gardens

Engaging activities with takeaways for all ages

Bug Fair and other programming (excluding the Butterfly Pavilion) are included with regular Museum admission. For additional information, call 213.763.3499 or e-mail info@nhm.org.

Bug Fair is proudly sponsored by Western Exterminator.





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Step into our butterfly wonderland to witness over 30 species flying all around you.

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