Bug Fest at the
Academy of Natural Sciences
Weekend celebration of the creepy, crawly world of insects
August 8 – 9, 2015
Squash your qualms about the creepy, crawly world of insects during Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (ANSP).
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.
Enjoy new bug-themed activities this year including Bug Yoga, a guided yoga class based on postures of bugs; Bug-1-1, learn about the medical world of bugs including lice, bedbugs and LIVE maggots; and Grossology: Bugs Edition, a bug-centric version of the ongoing special exhibition at ANSP.
In addition, kids and adults can once again 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.
Bonus: Come dressed as your favorite bug and get $2 off regular admission.
For a complete list of events and activities during Bug Fest, click the button below.
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1515 Cherry Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
- AMOR on the Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps
- Prometheus Strangling the Vulture
- Washington Monument
- LOVE Park
- Art on City Hall
- Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building
- Schuylkill River Trail
- The Comcast Center
- Cathedral Basilica of
Saints Peter and Paul
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2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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- McCrossen’s Tavern
- Campus Philly CollegeFest
- Kite & Key
- Made In America Music Festival
- Dilworth Park
- Kelliann’s Bar & Grill
- Water Works Restaurant and Lounge
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