The State Botanical Garden will host the 22nd annual Insect-ival! Family Festival Sept. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center and Conservatory.
The event will feature educational games, discovery stations, roach races, an active beehive and an insect tasting. The popular butterfly release will take place at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the International Garden.
Garden volunteer Ann Blum has compiled 18 educational puppet shows that she has written for the annual festival. A signed copy of her book of puppet shows with supplemental information about each topic will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $5 per person or a maximum of $20 per family. Children younger than 2 will be admitted free. Preregistration is not required. For more information, see botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6156.
Insect-ival! is sponsored by EarthShare of Georgia, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the UGA Lund Club, the UGA entomology department and the Georgia Museum of Natural History.