Yes, you read that right. A bug festival is coming to Adelaide.
The Adelaide Bug Festival will take place at the Adelaide Showgrounds from the 22nd of April to the 25th of April.
The exhibition blends technology, science, artistry, and imagination to capture the most unusual aspects of the insect world.
Revelers will be treated to the splendour of various animatronic insects such as dung beetles in exaggerated sizes to spotlight what makes them “extreme.”
Not only are these enormous animatronic creatures fun to examine up close, but it’s also a way for us to learn a lot about their importance in our ecosystem, extreme behaviors and the physical characteristics that allow bugs to thrive and survive.
School kids and families will experience a bug’s-eye view of their world, explore critter calls, amusement rides a bug train, and participate.
A variety of preserved and live reptiles and insects will be on view for close-up inspection.
On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 10pm, educators will give short insect talks and answer questions.
Magnifying glass and live insects for kids’ educational activities will be available.
Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance in order to avoid disappointments on the day. Bookings can be made via the link here.
The Adelaide Bug Festival will take place from the 22nd to 25th April at the Adelaide Showgrounds.