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.
In the neighborhood
Museums & Attractions
Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 22nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19101
- Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
- All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors
- Prometheus Strangling the Vulture
- KAWS @ PAFA
- The Comcast Center
- Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs
- Barbara Chase-Riboud : The Malcolm X Steles
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Restaurants & Dining
1824 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
- Rose Tattoo Café
- Campus Philly CollegeFest
- The Barnes Foundation
- Sabrina’s Café & Spencer’s Too
- Kelliann’s Bar & Grill
- The Comcast Experience HD Video Wall – Comcast Center
- Made In America Music Festival
- Granite Hill
- Kite & Key
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