Get bugged out at the Riverside Insect Fair!
Buzz on by for the Riverside Insect Fair on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 10 am – 4pm in-person at the Main Library (3900 Mission Inn Ave). Enjoy videos and virtual surprises leading up to the event. Get the chance to buzz in on Storytime fun with the Library, explore a Day in My Life with UC Riverside Entomology Graduate Students, learn how to create your own bug collection, visit the Wyland Mobile Learning Experience sponsored by Riverside Public Utilities, shop, and much more!
Founded in 2015 by the UCR Entomology Graduate Student Association and the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, the Annual Riverside Insect Fair is a free, family-friendly event that aims to bring science into your hands and hearts! The goals are to share and promote current research being done in the UC Riverside Entomology department, and to bring STEM and science education to the Riverside community. With over 15,000 visitors in 2018 and over 12,000 in 2019, the event is currently the second largest insect fair in the Inland Empire! With help from City of Riverside, the UCR Entomology Graduate Student Association is able to support tables for dozens of vendors and local businesses in addition to their own lab-oriented research booths at this all-day event, located in beautiful downtown Riverside. Come and learn how fascinating insects are, why entomology is important, and how you too can become involved in science!
What to expect?
Learn with UCR Entomology Graduate Students
Experience Earth Month with RPU
Cook with Chef Robert Sevaly and his buggy cuisine
Listen to Storytime with the Library