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September 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This year’s expanded Bug-O-Rama will feature an array of unique insects from around the world, as well as small reptiles including snakes, lizards, frogs and geckos. Join us for this family-friendly hands-on day, and participate in a variety of fun bug activities include making a mason bee house to take home with the Butterbee Foundation! Special guests include Penn State Entomological Outreach program, Ryan “The Bug Man,” PA Bat Rescue, Saybees Apiary – The Keys to Bees, the Planet Bee Foundation and more!

Included in admission; free for members.

Schedule of Events:

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Visit with live bats with PA Bat Rescue; Conservatory

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Special Guests and Activities

  • Interact with arthropods from the insect zoo from Penn State Entomology Outreach; Conservatory
  • Check out various live insects and arachnids with Ryan “The BugMan” Bridge; Conservatory
  • See an observation hive and learn about honey with The Keys to Bees- SayBees Apiary; Tent pad, Conservatory
  • Build a Mason Bee Home and learn more about bees with the Butterbee Foundation; Shaded Classroom
  • Make a dragonfly craft; Children’s Garden
  • Play a pollinator matching game and learn how to identify insects and their anatomy; Children’s Garden
  • Make ladybug and bumblebee finger puppets; Tent Pad, Conservatory
  • Build a bug log; Tent Pad Conservatory
  • Color in symmetrical insects; Tent Pad, Conservatory

11 a.m. and 1 p.m., “Battle of the Bees” with the Butterbee Foundation: Education Center classroom. Compare native bees to honey bees. Decide who you think is the best pollinator and learn how vital each one is to our ecosystem.

Additional charge for:
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sarah’s Creamery; outside of Conservatory

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Facepainting with Fawntastic Faces; Tent pad, Conservatory



September 10, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm