September 14–19, 2020

This year BugFest will go online … a Virtual Infestation!  Join us as we interact with entomologists from North Carolina and around the world to learn about the fascinating world of bugs. We will have SIX days of buggy adventures as we celebrate our theme arthropod … THE FLY!

A fly mosaic of all the chalk art

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2020 Theme Arthropod: Flies!

What’s in a name? BugFest celebrates all arthropods, a group that includes insects, spiders and scorpions, centipedes and millipedes, crayfish and crabs and many other creatures, as well as true bugs, like cicadas and planthoppers.

Friends of the Museum

Learn how you can get super-fly perks at BugFest, including a free BugFest T-shirt when you join/renew Museum membership from September 1 to 19 with code “FLYTEE20”.

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Sign up now for exclusive BugFest 2020 e-mail updates. You’ll get registration links, updates about our experiences and more in the weeks leading up to our virtual infestation.

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