Bizarre, bad and beneficial bugs on display at hands-on Insectapalooza

WHAT: 2015 Insectapalooza

WHEN:  Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Comstock Hall on the Cornell University Campus, Ithaca

MEDIA: The event is open to the public. Interviews previewing Insectapalooza are available by contacting Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at (607) 254-4799 or dal296@cornell.edu.

ITHACA, N.Y. – Come see the bizarre, bad and beneficial of the insect world at the 12th annual Insectapalooza – a hands-on insect fair that lets kids of all ages get up close and personal with everything that creeps, crawls and flies. This event will be held at Cornell University’s Comstock Hall on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The annual, one-day insect fair is hosted by the Department of Entomology at Cornell University.  Insectapalooza is an interactive, hands-on experience that features hundreds of live insects, spiders, and other fascinating arthropods. Popular favorites include the live Butterfly Room and Arthropod Zoo.

“Insectapalooza is a unique, fun and educational experience for all ages,” say Insectapalooza co-organizer, Laura Harrington. “We will showcase the breath and talent of Cornell Entomology faculty, staff and students in this popular annual event.  The real stars are the insects and related animals, which will be on display for all to see, hear and touch.”

The cost of entry is $3 per person, children three years and younger get in for free. For more information about Insectapalooza 2015, including directions to Cornell and Comstock Hall, visit the Cornell Entomology website.

Contact: Daryl Lovell

Phone: (607) 254-4799

E-Mail: dal296@cornell.edu 

Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews.

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