June 6: BugFest

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Our 12th annual BugFest is Saturday, June 6, 2015! Immerse yourself in the world of arthropods with special guests, live insects, hands-on activities and much more in the Rotunda and Museum of Natural History & Science. Check back soon for a complete schedule!

Participating Organizations and Activities

Buckeye United Fly Fishers, Inc.
Get information about aquatic bugs and fly tying and casting demos.

Cincinnati Health Department
Explore displays of mosquitos and roaches as well as live and preserved specimens.

Cincinnati Museum Center Programs-on-Wheels

Cincinnati Parks Board: Explore Nature
Play an insect memory game and enjoy other hands-on activities.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Meet some remarkable insects and arachnids.

Crown Jewel
Browse products that celebrate Union Terminal.

Department of Energy-Fernald Preserve
Take part in hands-on activities and learn about the American Burying Beetle.

EchoBats, Inc.
Meet live bats and learn how bats regulate agricultural pests.

Fiderol and Fiddledy Dee
Browse handmade earrings and crafts by a local artist.

Great Parks of Hamilton County
See if you can tell the difference between Ohio’s native Ladybird Beetle and the invasive look-a-likes.

Grubco Inc.
See live mealworms, mighty mealys, waxworms, superworms and fly larvae.

Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District
See the amazing Earth Below Your Feet soil tent.

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

University of Cincinnati’s Department of Biological Sciences
Meet diving beetles, insect eyes and hissing roaches while doing fun crafts.

Usborne Books
Browse educational books featuring bugs, dinosaurs, nature, science and history.

Learn about the Asian Longhorned Beetle through crafts.


Bug Bistro where you can eat a bug or just like a bug
Live animal and bug shows
Cockroach races
Story Time
A bug-themed scavenger Hunt in the Museum of Natural History & Science

And so much more!


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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.