Bug Fair 2011 Image Gallery
Thanks to everyone who came out to Bug Fair! Here are some of our favorite pictures. View more >
Summer Day Camp 2012
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Come Bug Out With Us!
We hope you enjoyed the 27th Annual Bug Fair!
See you next year on May 17 and 18, 2014!
Take a look at what we did for this year's Bug Fair:
This year, was the year of the BEE! Visitors explored bees to the fullest extent during this buzzy day. Visitors cradled a bug or two in their palms and learned about the homes and habits of a wide variety of roaming insects from Entomology Curator Dr. Brian Brown.
Entomology also had social insect (or hymenopteran) nests out for display, as well as drawers of local bees and their relatives.
Our citizen science table was on display where NHM staff talked about the Museum's participation in ZomBee Watch! In partnership with San Francisco State University, ZomBee Watch is a project that will help scientists better understand the distribution of the zombie fly, a fly that parasitizes the honey bee. Find out how to become a ZomBee Hunter and participate in other citizen science projects.
Government agencies, educational institutions, and entomological societies were on hand to answer bug-related questions. The fair was abuzz with exhibitors, displaying everything from live specimens to bug-related products, such as honey, silk, and wax as well as bug-inspired artwork.
Buggy Performing Artists
Special Guests Honey Love
For more information on Honey Love click here.
Insect Chef Cooking Demonstrations
Presenting Chefs, David George Gordon, Zack Lemann and David Gracer!
These talented cooks were on hand to whip up some bug delicacies for the adventurous snacker!
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 email@example.com.