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BugFest features virtual and in-person fun this week

Posted September 14, 2021 12:12 p.m. EDT

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— The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences' BugFest is back this week with a week of virtual programming, followed by two in-person events. 

Th event is usually a massive day-long festival at the downtown Raleigh museum. Last year, the event featured several days of virtual programming virtually because of the pandemic.

The featured bug this year is the bee.

This year's virtual events are happening now through Thursday, Sept. 16. Events include everything from trivia to videos explaining how to tell the difference between a bumble bee and other types of bees. 

On Saturday Sept. 18, the party will go live with two events taking place at Prairie Ridge Ecostation, the museum's outdoor learning lab in west Raleigh.

Here's the schedule for Saturday, Sept. 18:

  • 9 a.m. to noon, Prairie Ridge will host a Pollination Celebration with all kinds of family-friendly activities.
  • 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Prairie Ridge will host a Moth Party where you'll get an up close look at all of the moths that come out at night around here.

More information is on the museum's website. Events are free. Prairie Ridge is 1671 Gold Star Dr., Raleigh.