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
N 15th Street and Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
- Washington Monument
- Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs
- Henry J. Cadbury Library
- Moore College of Art and Design
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
- Schuylkill River Trail
- Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building
- Arch Street United Methodist Church
- The Comcast Experience HD Video Wall – Comcast Center
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Restaurants & Dining
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
- Made In America Music Festival
- Capriccio at Cafe Cret
- McCrossen’s Tavern
- Kelliann’s Bar & Grill
- Sabrina’s Café & Spencer’s Too
- Dilworth Park
- Kite & Key
- Rose Tattoo Café
- Campus Philly CollegeFest
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