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BugFest Displays 2013

Outside the Museum

9 am–5 pm
Jones Street | Bicentennial Mall | Edenton Street

Inside the Museum

9 am–5 pm
First Floor | Second Floor | Third Floor | Fourth Floor

First Floor NRC | Second Floor NRC

5 - 7 pm
Evening Insectival

Outside the Museum

Jones Street

  • Keeping Invasive Bugs Out of the U.S.
  • Honey Bees
    North Carolina State University Apiculture Program
  • Jones Street T-Shirt Sales
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Life Cycle of a Caterpillar — A Moving Experience!
    Holly Springs School of Dance
  • Marbles Kids Museum
  • Kids’ Platform
    Roach Races and Bug Bingo
  • Going Buggy with Park Geek
  • Arthropod Olympics
    Dung Beetle Races
    Ant Races
    Bee Races
  • Cameron the Caterpillar and the Bug Bounce
  • Vermicomposting (Worms)
    Red Hen Enterprises
  • Face Painting
    Paint Savvy
  • Monarchs: Masters of Migration
    NC Division of Parks and Recreation
  • Milkweed for Monarchs
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Cure Nursery
  • Caterpillarology
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Plant Clinic
    Wake Co. Master Gardeners
  • Franklin County Beekeepers
  • Predator or Prey?
    Piedmont Wildlife Center
  • North Carolina Science Festival
  • Take a Child Outside
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Prairie Ridge
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Take Away Art Station
    North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Bugorpion - VW Bugs and Beetles
    Vintage Volkswagen Club of America
  • One Tribe Rhythms (Drum Circle)
    1pm-3pm, Daily Planet Plaza (under the globe!)

Bicentennial Mall

  • Sandy Feat
  • Museum Membership Table
    Friends of the Museum
  • Café Insecta:
    • Rocky Top Hospitality
    • The Market Restaurant
    • Pharaoh’s
  • Info/Volunteer Registration
  • Plaza T-Shirt Sales
  • Audubon Society's Mealworm Food Chains
    Wake Audubon Society
  • Wonders of Water Bugs & Big Buggy Prize Wheel
    NC Division of Water Quality
  • Biological Control and IPM
    Dept. of Entomology, North Carolina State University
  • Wire Art
    Jonathan Daniel, Wire Artist
  • Alberti Flea Circus
    Shows at 11:30am, 3pm, and 6:30pm
  • Caricatures by Bruce Stevenson
  • Face Painting
    Paint Savvy
  • Horseshoe Crabs
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Edenton Street

  • DOODLEBUGS: Insects in Chalk
  • Wake County Beekeepers Association
  • The Scrap Exchange "Events by the Truckload" Free Art and Bug Making!
  • Stag Beetle Battles
  • Battling Beetles
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Scorpions
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Local Greenways
    Triangle Greenways Council
  • Main Stage Performances
    • 10:00am — A Touch of Dixie
    • 11:15am — Graffiti Monkeys
    • 12:45pm — Shelter
    • 2:00pm — Dan Paterno
    • 3:30pm — Kermit
    • 5:00pm — Mosquito Legs


Inside the Museum

First Floor Main Building

  • Terminix Company of North Carolina — Nimocks Group
    Lead Sponsor of BugFest 2013!
  • What is a Bug?
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Tarantulas and Other Spiders
    Scorpions and their Kin
  • Cool Crustaceans
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Bed Bugs
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Wonderful World of Orthoptera
    Department of Entomology, NC State University
  • Bug Bus — Plant Pathogens and Nematodes Hitch a Ride
    Plant Pathology Society of North Carolina and NC State Department of Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association
  • Airbrush Tattoos
    Paint Savvy
  • Life of a Silk Moth
    Madison T. Drouin
  • Insect Macrophotography
    Entomopixel LLC
  • Henna Painting
  • Remote Controlled Cyborg Insects (AS SEEN ON TV!)
    NCSU- iBionicS Lab
  • Scorpions: Living Fossils
    University of California at Berkeley
  • Bugs in my Math
    Moebius Noodles


Second Floor Main Building

  • There's a Bug In My Soup!
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Little Wigglers
    Discovery Room
  • Funky Bug Antennae Crowns Kids’ Craft
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Woodland Insects
    Bob Palmatier Children's Environmental Books
  • Social Insects
    Dept of Entomology — NC State University
  • Tales From the Bug Whisperer
    Tony’s Creepy Crawly ZooShow times at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
  • Scherenschnitte
    Christina Long Gregory
  • Mike Boykin Photography
  • Small Wonders Pictures
    William Fisher Photography
  • Lemurs Eat Bugs? The Amazingly Strange Aye-Aye
    Duke Lemur Center


Third Floor Main Building

  • Pods From the Past
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Creeping Crawlies (Centipedes and Millipedes)
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Stump the Experts + NCSU Insect Collection
    Dept. of Entomology, NCSU
  • Butterflies and Moths
    NC School of Science and Mathematics
  • Urban Invaders
    North Carolina State Urban Entomology
  • Create a Termite Trail
    North Carolina Entomoglogical Society
  • Bed Bugs: Don't Pick Up Hitchhikers
    NCDA&CS — Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division
  • Invasive Forest Insects  & You!
    NCDA& CS Plant Industry & North Carolina Forest Service
  • NC State University Entomology Outreach
    NCSU Outreach Program
  • Carolina Butterfly Society
  • The Bug Vet
    Avian and Exotic Animal Care
  • Ask Us! We Won’t Be Bugged!
    NCSU Libraries


Fourth Floor Main Building

  • Arthropod Zoo
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Butterfly Adaptations
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Living Conservatory
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Bad Bugs in the Forest
    USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
  • Invasion of the Kudzu Bug — Megacopta cribraria
    NCSU Entomology Department
  • The Praying Mantids
  • Watermedia Painting Demo
    Stacy Lewis


First Floor NRC

  • SheekGeek Robotic Bugs
    SheekGeek, LLC
  • Math Doesn’t Bug Me
    NCSU, Math Department and CRSC
  • Bugs vs. Bats
    Wake Forest University
  • Animals of the Garden
  • BEE Smart With Your Money
    State Employees Credit Union
  • The Emperor's New Exoskeleton
    Museum of Life & Science

Second Floor NRC

  • Knudsen Butterfly Collection
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Native Bees Build It Better
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Naturalist Center
  • Invertebrate Medicine Club
    NCSU-CVM Invertebrate Medicine Club
  • Eaters of the Dead
    North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Scorpions: The True Blue Bloods
    Window on Animal Health
    Live exams every half hour, 10-11:30am and 1-4:30pm
  • NCSU Insect Museum
    NCSU Department of Entomology
  • Biodiversity of Arthropods in Your Home
    Your Wildlife
  • Arthropods of Our Homes
    Biodiversity Research

Third Floor NRC

  • Electron Microscopy of Scorpions
    Micro World Investigate Lab and NCSU Department of Materials, Science & Engineering
  • Interactive Robot Scorpion
    Visual World Investigate Lab
  • Plant Hopper Slide Show
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences


Event presentations and displays are subject to change without notice.

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