Bug Fair

May 18 and 19, 2019


Over a million species. Only one Bug Fair.

Join us for our 33rd annual Bug Fair! 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!

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Program Highlights:


Hands on activities

Over 50 insect-focused exhibitors

Bug chef cooking presentations

Featured Museum Entomologist

Dr. Benjamin “Max” Adams is a community ecologist exploring patterns of insect diversity in ecosystems ranging from tropical forests to urban neighborhoods. Come and meet him at the fair!


Bug Fair and other programming (excluding the Butterfly Pavilion) are included with regular Museum admission.



Butterfly Pavilion

March 17 – Sept 2, 2019

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

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Antarctic Dinosaurs

Apr 3 - Jan 5

Gear up for an expedition of a lifetime. Travel to this icy continent and get ready to discover the world of Antarctic dinosaurs.

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