The Hokie BugFest is a free festival that celebrates the joy and science of entomology and appeals to every age group. It features a live Bug Zoo, a Spiders’ Lair with a large robotic spider, games, crafts, a flea circus, and departmental research displays. Bug enthusiasts can admire a giant bird-eater tarantula, observe bright blue death-feigning beetles, see a working beehive, and view exhibits from area museums. After visiting eight exhibits, children can earn a junior entomologist certificate. The themes of science and discovery are interwoven into all activities. Older kids and adults will enjoy learning about gypsy moths, bed bugs, mosquitoes, monsters of the insect world, and beekeeping. Young entomologists can try to stump the “Wizard of Entomology” and learn about the importance of insects to our environment. Come to this unique festival and share the wonders of entomology! Visit hokiebugfest.org or the Hokie BugFest Facebook page for more information.