Thanks for BUGGING out with us!
Thanks for joining us at the 28th annual Bug Fair!
Did you know there are more than 15,000 known ant species around the world? Did you know some ants can lift and carry up to 100 times their own weight? Did you know most ant communities are headed by a queen, whose function is to lay thousands of eggs to ensure survival of the colony?
The 2014 Bug Fair was officially the year of the ANT! It was an enchANTing and brilliANT weekend full of ANTennae, exhibitors, vendors, bug chefs, and exciting programs in celebration of our multi-legged friends. Ants are social insects – and we followed suit. Guests saw everything from exotic insect collections to live pet tarantulas, millipedes, centipedes, scorpions and other arthropods for sale to bug-related products, such as honey, silk, wax, and bug-inspired artwork.
Check out what happened at the 28th annual Bug Fair...
Cookin' up Bugs!
Otis Booth Pavilion
INSECT CHEF COOKING DEMOS
Presenting…David George Gordon, Zack Lemann, & David Gracer
Did you know bugs are a nutritional snack? Insect chefs were on hand to whip up some bug delicacies for the adventurous snacker!
fANTastic activities throughout the day!
ANTSY ACTIVITIES: Hands-on activities that include piecing together a buggy friend and joining our Museum ant colony!
INSECT MEET & GREETS: Meet a six or eight legged animal!
ANTSY ACTIVITIES: Dig in! Craft your own seed balls with local flower seeds and build a habitat bugs can call home!
INSECT ENCOUNTERS: While the dinosaurs are away the bugs will play! Museum performers delight you with six and eight legged antics. Butterfly stilt walkers, cockroaches, and bees emerged throughout the day.
CITIZEN SCIENCE MONARCH BUTTERFLY & CATERPILLAR HUNT: Participate in some buggy citizen science!
TOY THEATER: Bug out with our performing artists for a variety of insect themed theatrics!
BUGS OF L.A. TOURS: An up-close look at some of your L.A. bug neighbors!
CITIZEN SCIENCE SCHOOL OF ANTS PROJECT: Participate in some buggy citizen science!
Bug Fair and other programming (excluding the Butterfly Pavilion) are included with regular Museum admission. For additional information, call (213) 763-3499 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bug Fair is proudly sponsored by ScholarShare and Western Exterminator.