Above: Promotional photo of a grasshopper. The Insect Festival takes place on July 9 & 10, 2011, at the San Diego Botanic Garden, located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Photo credit: Rachel Cobb
The Insect Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden is a one-of-a-kind event featuring thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches.”
On July 9 & 10, 2011, children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva (in various flavors such as mesquite, teriyaki, and barbeque!). Entomologists and other bug experts will be available for questions and more than 20 informational booths will teach and entertain children and adults alike. In addition, Dr. Mike Glassey will bring his hawks and owls for close viewing.
Go to the SDBG Insect Festival web page to see all of the 2011 Exhibitors/Vendors.
Sponsored by the County of San Diego Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures, Lloyd Pest Control, and the San Diego Botanic Garden.
Cost: Free for members and children 12 and under.
Non-members free with admission