Free Insect Festival @ University of Arkansas

Thursday October 27, 2022 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Arena1335 W KnappFayetteville AR 72704
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The critters that give you the creeps seem friendlier at the U of A Insect Festival.

The free, one-day festival opens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center arena, located on the Milo J. Shult Agricultural Research and Extension Center at 1335 W. Knapp Dr., Fayetteville.

Representatives of the Arkansas State Parks, Master Gardeners and the Scott Family Amazeum of Bentonville join Division of Agriculture faculty and staff to bring exhibits and activities, including a live arthropod zoo. The festival will also feature biology faculty from the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the U of A and the College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University.

Two fan-favorites return to the Insect Festival: The Butterfly House, featuring Monarch butterflies, and the Madagascar hissing cockroach races. Visitors have the opportunity to hold and pet the cockroaches, and root for their favorites in the races.

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