Each year more than 30,000 visitors come to BugFest to experience more than 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities. We provide the opportunity for you to interact with entomologists and other scientists so you can continue learning about the fascinating world of bugs. We also feature Café Insecta, where the brave can sample buggy dishes prepared by local chefs.

This year, we're featuring beetles! Why are beetles featured at BugFest this year? Beetles account for more than 400,000 species — nearly one-fourth of all known types of creatures!

Updated July 10, 2019