Insects. Creepy-crawlies. Bugs. Whichever way you refer to them, the El Paso Zoo plans to celebrate them next month.

Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11 you and the kids can learn about bugs – and even eat some – at the El Paso Zoo’s annual festival of insects, Bug Fest.

If it squirms, slithers, or buzzes chances are it will be at the zoo’s biggest bug bash of the year. And if you're not too squeamish, you'll have the opportunity to interact with different bugs from all over the world.

Feeling particularly adventurous? Go ahead and pop a crunchy bug delicacy or two in your mouth. I’m told the zoo's executive chef is busy preparing scrumptious menu items. Chocolate Cricket Chip Cookies anyone?

A detailed list of activities and entertainment is still pending and will be announced in the coming weeks, but if it’s anything like last year it’s going to be a fun-filled weekend of live entertainment, arts and crafts, games, inflatables, educational lectures, and delightful decorations.

Be sure you save the dates: August 10-11, 2019.

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