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 22nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19101
- All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors
- Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs
- The Rocky Statue and the Rocky Steps
- Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love
at the Perelman Building
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
- The Comcast Center
- The Awesome Fest
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography
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Restaurants & Dining
640 Water Works Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19130
- The Fountain Restaurant
- Kelliann’s Bar & Grill
- Capriccio at Cafe Cret
- West Tavern
- Dilworth Park
- McCrossen’s Tavern
- The Comcast Experience HD Video Wall – Comcast Center
- Campus Philly CollegeFest
- The Barnes Foundation
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