August 9, 2010
This Saturday and Sunday, August 14th and 15th, stop by the Academy of Natural Sciences for their annual Bug Fest, a celebration of all things creepy and/or crawly. This is the third year the Academy has hosted the event, and this one will center around Lorenzo Langstroth, the father of American beekeeping.
During the weekend-long festival, guests can watch Steve “The Beeman” wear a beard of bees as he lectures about the importance of the little insect. Scientists at the Academy will race roaches (you heard me), introduce you to over 50 species of live insects, and demonstrate how to properly collect and pin your own insect collection.
All of this making you… hungry? You can sample exotic foods made with insects, prepared by Cajun chef Zack Lemann.
For more information on the festival, check out the Academy of Natural Sciences’ official website.
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103