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June Events


Bugfest 2018 -

Saturday June 9th - 10am - 3pm

What a great way to start the summer!


We host a fundraiser for Central Ocean Rotary's scholorship fund. Our bugseum has added fun with cockroach races, scavenger hunts, prizes, and more. Special guests include the Mosquito Commission, Master Gardeners, Cattus Island Park, alongside live music. 

All proceeds from admission will benefit Rotary's Scholarship Fund.



Saturday, June 16th

Daddy Long Legs

Father's Day discount for Dads who come in with their kids or families. Everyone with Dad pays only $6 each. Thanks for bugging us all those years! (No additional discounts apply.)


Saturday, June 16th - 9:30-10:30am

Endangered Wings - Knowing Your Natives

First workshop of a 4-part series - Designing and preparing your area with native plants to create a Monarch Way Station 


Call to register 732-349-7090

$40 for 4 part series or Drop-in $12 per workshop


July Events

July 4th - Closed


Saturday, July 22nd

 Endangered Wings - Butterfly Basics - 9:30-10:30


Week 2 of 4 part series to learn anatomy and life cycle in order to provide a safe haven for Monarchs at every stage of development.


$12 includes admission, must pre-register. Call 732-349-7090



Moth Week - July 22nd - July 30th

Special events throughout week to coincide with the theme.  Check back for added details.


Moth Night - date TBD


August Events


Saturday, August 11th

      Fantastic Fossils - 10am

 Join us for a one hour presentation will include many specimens along with hands-on opportunities. Methods and details will be provided on how to find your own fossils right here in New Jersey. 


Free with admission, registration required. Call 732-349-7090



 Saturday, August 18th

  Endangered Wings - Butterfly Basics - 9:30-10:30


Week 3 of 4 part series to manage your Monarchs. Learn caterpillar care, food sources, predator protection and pest management.


$12 includes admission, must pre-register. Call 732-349-7090


August 19th is National Honey Bee Day!

Celebrate our state insect and all they do for our beautiful Garden State.






Insectropolis Art Show-

        Show us your ARThropod


Insectropolis announces a call to artists to "Show us your Arthropod!" for an art exhibition.  Accepted entries will be showcased in the BUGS Art Show Exhibit on display March 1- Sept 15, 2018. Free to enter. Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 years old. 2D Work must be no more than 6' in any direction including the framing or mounting. 3D work must be no larger than 18'' x 32" x 10"; no freestanding sculptures. 


The theme is art inspired by or including an insect or arthropod. This bug theme can be expressed many ways and we look forward to seeing your interpretation. Entries must be original, child friendly, no nudity or violence. 


All media is welcome including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, collage, printmaking, photography and digital media. All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Maximum weight of sculpture: 10 pounds. Wall mounted monitors must be provided for videos. Up to 3 entries per artist. Exhibit space is limited so not all work may be accepted into show. 


Submissions accepted: Jan 13- Jan 27, 2018. For submission details or more info, Contact: email or call 732-349-7090.