Insect and Ladybug Festival – SDBG

This one-of-a-kind event features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches.” Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva (in various flavors such as mesquite, teriyaki, and barbeque!). Entomologists and other bug experts will be available for questions and more than 20 informational booths will teach and entertain children and adults alike.

This year, Sam the giant Galapagos Tortoise will make a special guest appearance! Come and visit Sam at the Insect Festival on Saturday Morning from 10 – 11:30 am.

Cost: Free for members and children 12 and under.  Non-members free with paid admission: Adults $14; Seniors, students, active military $10; Children ages 3-12 $8; children ages 2 & under FREE   Parking $2

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