Buggy world July 12-13 at botanic garden’s insect festival


Aspiring entomologists are invited to San Diego Botanic Garden’s Insect Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13.

This one-of-a-kind festival is sure to intrigue bug devotees of all ages, as it features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies, including live lizards, snakes and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches!

Bug collecting, interactive insect arts and crafts as well as tasty cooked mealworm larva — in various flavors including mesquite, teriyaki and barbecue — are just some of the engaging activities scheduled at the Festival. Local bug experts will be available for questions, and more than 20 educational booths will instruct and entertain children and adults alike.

The Insect Festival is sponsored by the County of San Diego Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures, K&M Pest Solutions and the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Event is free with paid admission or membership.