Insect and Ladybug Festival 2017
July 22 – 23
10 am – 4 pm

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 from 10 am – 2 pm

Learn the story of Sam’s journey back home Click Here

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

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Yummy Food Choices

Taco Man – Fresh Simple Mexican Cuisine

Rita’s of Carlsbad – Italian Ice

San Diego Lemon Life – Fresh Lemonade





Insect Festival


Banner photo: Herb Knufken