Savannah Children’s Museum to Host Fourth Annual Bug Fest

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Savannah Children’s Museum invites the public to attend Bug Fest, the annual family-friendly celebration abuzz with bug crafts, activities and workshops. The event will be held May 28 from 10 am to 4pm at Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

"Bug Fest is a great opportunity for families to learn about all types of creeping and crawly creatures and what makes them unique,” said Jessica Paterson, Operations Supervisor for Savannah Children’s Museum. “Through activities that involve science, dance, art, building and reading, we can celebrate and appreciate how these little creatures contribute to the world's beauty and ecosystem."  

This year, build with Snapology (11am - 1pm), learn about cicadas with Oatland Island Wildlife Center, enter our Insectarium with Armstrong State University’s Entomology class, meet some friendly reptiles from Georgia Reptile Society, while learning about their healthy diet of bugs, and become a member of the Eat-A-Bug club with our nutrition expert, Jesse Rosenblum.

Additionally, Savannah Children’s Museum Educators will lead activities such as a “bee dance” to demonstrate how bees communicate through movement, building a “pollinator hotel” out of all natural materials and reading from some memorable bug-themed children’s books including “Roberto: The Insect Architect” by Nina Laden and “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle.

Admission to Bug Fest is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum, $7.50 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society members.