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Bug Day!

Sunday, September 9

See what the buzz is all about as we celebrate 30 years of Bug Day! Together we’ll explore the amazing world of bugs that surround us while having fun with buggy stories, crafts, activities, exhibits, and more!

Bug Day! is free for all ages. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the amazing bug exhibits designed to entertain, enlighten and educate about the importance of bugs in our lives. View live bug encounters and a wide variety of carefully mounted insects on display. Children can earn their “Bugology” degree by participating in bug-themed activities, encouraging learning and play at the same time.

See the live animals at the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center and find out which predators eat bugs (and try some buggy snacks yourself)! Explore more than 8.5 miles of scenic trails on a self-guided hike and search for bugs along the way! Take a free ride on a miniature train ride provided by the Lake Shore Live Steamers between 1 and 3 pm, weather permitting. For safety reasons, pregnant women are not permitted to ride the trains.

Discover the many interactive exhibits and displays in the Nature Center, including the "Window on Wildlife”. Visit the new fall art show, “Take Another Look," featuring the recycled art of Danette Rushboldt. Engage with the outdoors in an acre of Nature Play fun, a children’s outdoor wild play space. Discover the beautiful butterfly gardens, or enjoy a leisurely picnic.

Browse the nature-themed gifts at The Nature Store for bird feeders, T-shirts, field guides, toys, children’s books and more. The Nature Center and Wildlife Center are open 9 am to 5 pm every day. Refreshments available for purchase.

Date & Time

September 9, 2018

12:00PM - 4:00PM

More Info

Event Website


Admission is free.

Nature & Outdoors