Date(s) - Sat 23 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 will only be available until 4 p.m. Friday, August 22. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate during Bug Day.
Choose your ticket delivery option. E-tickets are sent to the purchase via a separate e-mail than the online confirmation. Will-call tickets will be available for pick-up prior to the event at our administrative office or the day of at the Idaho Botanical Garden Will-Call table by the Kiosk entrance.
Members must sign in or log in to receive the member rate. The discount will show up at checkout. Call the Garden at 343-8649 if you have trouble purchasing.
Bug Day Stations:
Ask an Entomologist
USDA Forest Service
Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club
Get creative at the bug craft station! Turn yourself into an imaginary insect with a bug face mask!
Go on a Bug Safari
View live tartantulas, scorpions and millipedes.
Watch the Insect Express model train.
Capture a bug for the entomologist to identify
Oregon Feeder Insects
Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History
Go buggy and dress as your favorite Bug!
Food & Beverage:
Scotty’s Dogs and Daisy’s Italian Ice