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Bug Fest! 2024

Fri, June 14 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

Join us on Friday, June 14th, from 6:30-8:30 pm for BugFest!

Get ready for an evening buzzing with excitement as River Bend Nature Center proudly presents Bug Fest, returning bigger and better than ever! Join us on Friday, June 14th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for an unforgettable encounter with the world of bugs. Feel the curious crawl of a 10-inch millipede and gaze into the eight eyes of a tarantula. Delve into the captivating world of insects and gain insight into their vital role in our ecosystem.

Embark on a journey of discovery with activities suitable for all ages. Explore OSU’s Insect Adventure, where you can interact with a diverse array of insects firsthand. Engage in a thrilling Bug Hunt Contest, participate in Bug Games, and unleash your creativity with Buggy Crafts. Don’t miss the chance to showcase your bug-inspired attire in our Bug Costume Contest!

Immerse yourself in the enchanting “Bug Stop” Live Collection curated by River Bend, and wander through the mesmerizing “Peyton’s Place” Butterfly Exhibit housed in the Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for children, with free admission for ages one and under. RBNC Members enjoy a special discount of one dollar off per member. Don’t miss this enthralling celebration of all things buggy!

Do you want free admission for all of River Bend’s weekly programs, discounts on birthdays, camps, special events, and in our Nature Gift Shop? You get these perks and more by being a member of River Bend! Click here to become a member today!