Bug Day

Date(s) - Sat 19 Aug
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Idaho Botanical Garden

Learn about the exciting world of bugs in an adventurous environment! Earn a “Certificate in Bugology,” purchase edible insects, play bug bingo, participate in Insect Olympics, catch live bugs, and meet the experts. Bug Day is an entomological extravaganza, fun for the entire family.

$4 IBG Member
$8 Adult Non-Member
$4 Youth Ages 5-12 (kids 4 and under are free)

Admission may be purchased in advance online or by calling or visiting the Garden office. Garden Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9-4 p.m.

Purchasing Tickets In Advance
Online ticket purchasing is available – summer 2017. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate during Bug Day.

Members must sign in or register to receive the member rate. The discount will show up at checkout. Call the Garden at 343-8649 if you have trouble purchasing.

Event Details:

Ladybug Releases at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Bug Day Stations:
Boise WaterShed
Ask an Entomologist
Insect Tattoos
Bug Races
Insect Bingo
Bug Craft
Pollinator Paradise
USDA Forest Service
Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club
Insect Olympics
Get creative at the bug craft station! Turn yourself into an imaginary insect with a bug face mask!
Go on a Bug Safari
Watch the Insect Express model train.
Capture a bug for the entomologist to identify
Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History
Go buggy and dress as your favorite Bug!

Food & Beverage:
Various food trucks on site for food and beverage including pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, and more!

2016 Bug Day Sponsors




Larry Miller Subaru