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Free Bug Fest
March 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Butterfly Wonderland & OdySea Aquarium Foundations present the biggest bug bash of the year with the 3nd annual Bug Fest event! Enjoy cockroach races, edible insect treats, crafts, insect petting zoos and more.
This event is free and recommended for bug-lovers of all ages.
STATIONS & ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Come one, come all to the race of the century! This is a competition unlike any other, featuring some of the animal kingdom’s most impressive athletes. These competitors are in peak physical condition with tough-as-nails exoskeletons, six nimble legs, and a hunger for victory. Step up and see if you can predict who will scurry across the finish line first.
Insect Petting Zoo
Petting Zoos are known for housing some of the cutest and cuddliest animals around, and this Petting Zoo is no exception… well, so long as you consider Giant katydids, millipedes, and tarantulas “cuddly.” These gentle giants are often described as scary or gross, but we’d like to politely disagree and instead invite you to face your fears and maybe make a new friend.
Entomophagy (bug tasting)
Despite the fact that edible insects are absolutely delicious, for some, it requires a bit of bravery to take the leap. Edible insects hold huge potential as an ingredient in creating new and delicious foods. The more you know about the benefits associated with edible insects the easier and more enjoyable the experience becomes.
Dream up and bring to life your very own creature creations with our Build-A-Bug craft station, or skip the DIY and take home a one-of-a-kind insect greeting card instead.