June 6: BugFest

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Bugs: Some creep, others crawl, some even fly. Found in almost every environment on earth, they represent more than half of all known living organisms with more than a million described species. They benefit humans in several ways and are vital to the environment. And many people are afraid of them. At Cincinnati Museum Center, however, we’re celebrating them at BugFest with a day of activities and programming to educate and fascinate us about these amazing insects. Come celebrate the 12th annual BugFest with us on Saturday, June 6.

Talk with experts and community partners to learn more about the bugs that share the world around us and the important roles they play in our ecosystem. Spend some time buzzing around the museum with special programming and hands-on activities scheduled throughout the day for an experience you won’t want to miss.

A sampling of the day’s activities include:

Scavenger Hunt
Earn points in Nature’s Trading post by completing questions about bugs throughout the Museum of Natural History & Science.

Bug Jeopardy
Test your knowledge of the insect world.

Cockroach Races  
Will your cockroach win the race? Watch Museum Center’s very own hissing cockroaches race to the finish line.

Butterfly programs
Explore the science, life and art of butterflies.

Animals in Nature
Come meet Aragog, our 8-legged arachnid and learn how spiders are different from insects.

Check back soon for the complete schedule!


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BugFest is included with admission to the Museum of Natural History & Science or All Museums Pass and is free to Cincinnati Museum Center Members.