The emerald cockroach is the Bug Fair’s first featured insect.
Image courtesy of NHMLAC
On May 20 and 21, 2023, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) in Exposition Park will host its 37th annual Bug Fair, a two-day festival celebrating insects both local and exotic, including the emerald cockroach, this year’s featured insect, which is being highlighted for the first time since the creation of NHM’s most popular annual event.
Visitors will experience up-close encounters with crawly creatures; meet real scientists who will share their knowledge of insects and their benefits to the environment; learn about insect slime and meet favorite Spongebob characters at the Nickelodeon booth; watch an insect-focused cooking demonstration; and have the opportunity to get hands-on and crafty with activities throughout the weekend. In addition, visitors can explore the Museum’s diorama halls, which will be filled with exhibitors and vendors offering just about everything from live exotic insect collections to unique and cool bug-related products.
Bug Fair participants are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles and can fill up for free at the LADWP water station, as well as sit down to rest in the 2nd Floor Mammal Hall to view season one screenings of Apple TV+’s Prehistoric Planet, which will debut season two on Monday, May 22.
NHM’s Bug Fair is sponsored by Nickelodeon.
DATES & TIMES:
The 37th Annual Bug Fair takes place on May 20 and 21, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
The Bug Fair is FREE with museum admission or entirely FREE for Members. More information at nhm.org.