Barnaby Monk 12:15 p.m., Dec. 24
Aspiring entomologists are invited to San Diego Botanic Garden’s Insect Festival.
This one-of-a-kind event is sure to intrigue bug-devotees of all ages, featuring thousands of creepy-crawlies including live lizards, snakes, and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches.
Bug collecting, interactive insect arts and crafts, as well as tasty cooked mealworm larva -- in various flavors including mesquite, teriyaki, and barbeque -- are just some of the engaging activities scheduled.
Local bug experts will be available for questions, and more than 20 educational booths will instruct and entertain children and adults alike.
The Insect Festival is sponsored by the County of San Diego Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures, K&M Pest Solutions, and the San Diego Botanic Garden.
Event is free with paid admission or membership.
- Cost: Free - $14