Bug out at annual San Diego Botanic Garden Insect Festival July 25-26


Aspiring entomologists are invited to San Diego Botanic Garden’s Insect Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25-26.

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

The festival is presented by the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club and sponsored by K&M Pest Solutions.

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.

This event is free with paid admission or membership. Children under 12 are free.

For information, visit https://www.sdbgarden.org/insect.htm.