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BugFest

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Find out what the buzz is all about! Join us for BugFest, our annual celebration of insects and their relatives, on Saturday, September 21 at the Bernheim Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Children and their families will go buggy exploring live critters at our insect zoo, in our butterfly pavilion, and at our naturalist-led Discovery Stations. Bug-themed crafts and games, for all ages, will also be offered throughout the day.

Other BugFest favorites, including guided insect safaris, the Parade of Bugs (costumes encouraged!), and our Eat-a-Bug program at the Nitty-Gritty Café (chocolate-covered crickets, anyone?), are scheduled to take place on the hour or half-hour:

BugFest 2013 Schedule

  • 10:00: BugFest Begins
  • 11:00: Bug-in-a-Bag Presentation
  • 12:00: Insect Safari
  • 1:00: Insect Safari
  • 1:30: Parade of the Bugs
  • 2:00: Eat-a-Bug at the Nitty Gritty Café
  • 3:00: Insect Safari
  • 3:30: Meet Sean Burgess, Kentucky State Apiarist

While there is no cost to participate in BugFest, the $5 per car weekend environmental impact fee will be charged for non-members to enter Bernheim; members are always free.