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Insect Festival At San Diego Botanic Gardens

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  • WHEN Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 10 a.m.
  • WHERE San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $6 - $12

This one-of-a-kind event features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches.” 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.

Cost: Free for members and children 12 and under / Non-members free with admission

Location: San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas Google Maps

Sponsored by the County of San Diego Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures, Lloyd Pest Control, and the San Diego Botanic Garden.


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Promotional image of an insect on a flower. One of the many insects that can be found at the San Diego Botanic Garden's Insect Festival.

Above: Promotional image of an insect on a flower. One of the many insects that can be found at the San Diego Botanic Garden's Insect Festival.

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