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 as we learn about the fascinating world of bugs. We will have SIX days of buggy adventures as we celebrate our theme arthropod … THE FLY!

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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