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Insect & Ladybug Festival 2016


  • WHEN Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 10 a.m.
  • WHERE San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Not available

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.

This year, Sam the giant Galapagos Tortoise will make a special guest appearance! Come and visit Sam at the Insect Festival on Saturday morning from 10–11:30 a.m.

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

Sponsored by K&M Pest Solutions and the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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