Bug Fest at the
Academy of Natural Sciences
Weekend celebration of the creepy, crawly world of insects
Squash your qualms about the creepy, crawly world of insects during Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University.
The Academy, which has largely focused on the study of bugs since its opening more than 200 years ago, brings its insect research, discovery and collection to light during the annual weekend festival.
This year’s theme is Beauty and the Bug, taking a look at how insects have inspired art and culture. Explore the opening of the Academy’s Art of Science Gallery exhibition Pinned; Insect Art, Insect Science and speak with scientists to learn why insects are important to the environment.
Cheer on speedy cockroaches during the Roach Race 500, watch as insects create their own art, participate in a bug cook-off and more during the family-friendly fun.
For a complete list of events and activities during Bug Fest, click the button below.
In the neighborhood
Museums & Attractions
Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Making A Classic Modern:
Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for
the Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Arch Street United Methodist Church
- Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders
at the Barnes Foundation
- Schuylkill River Trail
- Cathedral Basilica of
Saints Peter and Paul
- Moore College of Art and Design
- The Franklin Institute
- LOVE Statue
- Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon
- View more attractions
Restaurants & Dining