Get bugged out at the Virtual Riverside Insect Fair!
Buzz on by for the Riverside Insect Fair on Saturday, April 30, 2022 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, shop and much more! Visit back here for more fun & resources!
When: Saturday, April 30, 2022 10am - 4pm
Where: Riverside Main Library 2900 Mission Inn Ave
Cost: Free and open to the public
2022 Video coming soon! Meanwhile, enjoy last year's video:
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
Build-a-Bug with the Museum of Riverside
Cook with Chef Robert Sevaly and his buggy cuisine
Listen to Storytime with the Library
Due to COVID, the Fair wasn't held in person the last two years, but you can view 2019's coverage on Inside UCR:
Watch 2019's teaser video:
3rd Annual Insect Fair on CCN Sunrise:
Covered with critters Derrick Chevalier & Mary Winner interview UC Riverside Graduate Student Kelsey Schall for a CCN Sunrise segment featuring insects who will be at the 3rd Annual Riverside Insect Fair.