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August 15 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free – $20

No backbone? No problem! Meet all of our invertebrate friends at this annual celebration of bugs! Stop by a bug zoo to interact with native spider species, check out insect specimens up close and nerd out with our entomologist. Craft your own insect, enter a world of whimsy with a puppet show from Jabberwocky Marionettes, and celebrate all of the many creepy, crawly, and very cool critters that live around us!

Ticket price includes museum admission.

All ages are welcome – this event is designed for families.

Thank you to Rose Pest Solutions for sponsoring the event.


Know Before You Go:

  • All guests over the age of 2 must wear a face mask that fully covers the nose and mouth with no vents or openings unless medically unable.
  • Social distancing is encouraged throughout the building, during programming, and on the Museum grounds.
  • Guests should abide by the City of Chicago emergency travel order if they have recently traveled to another state.
  • If you feel unwell, are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to or come into close contact with a confirmed [or suspected] case of COVID-19, please stay home and email programs@naturemuseum.org to receive a refund.


August 15
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free – $20
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