In addition to seeing fascinating creatures from all over the world, such as a whip scorpion, jungle nymph, tarantula and a giant millipede, adventurous kids can even sample an edible bug from 12 to 2 p.m. Chocolate-covered crickets and pizza-flavored superworms are on the menu.
Popular activities, including cockroach races, will also be featured, as will kids’ crafts, storytelling and games. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., children can get an insect face painting or glitter tattoo; $5 per child. Educational presentations will also be offered for adults.
10:30 a.m. – “Gardening for Pollinators” (adult education), Education Center
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Face painting and glitter tattoos, $5 per child, tent
11:30 a.m. – Butterfly collection presentation, Education Center
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Storytime, Amphitheater
12 to 2 p.m. – Edible bug cart, Educational & Horticultural wing
12:30 p.m. – Bug bingo, Amphitheater
1 p.m. – “The Buzz on Bees” (adult education), Education Center
2 p.m. – “What Do Birds Eat?” (adult education), Education Center
Ongoing activities, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
• Live insect presentations/discussions
• 2018 Pennsylvania Honey Queen Hannah Albright
• Cockroach racing
• Bug craft stations
• Bug puzzle station