Welcome!

Insect festival working group

This is the central hub for information and links relating to Insect Festivals in the United States.


What is an Insect Festival, anyway?

We use a definition modified from Bultitude et al’s definition of science festivals:

  • The main focus is a celebration of insects and related arthropods.
  • The main intention is to engage non-specialists with scientific content.
  • There is an emphasis on insect science as FUN and an activity for everyone
  • The event is time-limited and recurring, usually on an annual or biennial frequency.
Ant Exhibit

Get On The Map

Are you on our map of insect festivals? Check it out!

crowd of people in an auditorium

Evaluation

Are you interested in contributing to a shared evaluation instrument with common questions?

Setup for cricket spitting; stylish Aaron

Share Exhibits

We would love to have info about your exhibits, and to develop best practices for training volunteers, animal handling, and safety issues.

Let’s build something great together.