Bug-O-Rama

Date:
9/8/2018
Time:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Event Details:
Explore the world of bugs in this family-friendly interactive day! Come for show, tell and touch displays of unique, live insects from around the world!  Included in admission, free for members!
 

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

• Activities/games