Come see the bizarre, bad, and beneficial of the insect world.

2024 date will be Saturday, October 19th from 9am to 3pm. Stocking Hall. 

Join us for the annual, one-day Insect Festival 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 Arthropod Zoo and live specimens. Exhibits explore the extraordinary Cornell University Insect Collection, pollination, plant-insect interactions, biodiversity of ants, bees, and soil insects, and how bugs work. Learn how to combat arthropod pests like the spotted lantern fly, ticks, and mosquitos. New this year, there are short workshops on careers in entomology, beekeeping, pollinator gardens, macrophotography, and reducing the impacts of lantern flies and ticks. Numerous kid-friendly crafts. And much, much more.

Insectapalooza is fun and educational for children, teens and adults of all ages. Insectapalooza reflects the countless wonderful ways that insects interact with people and impact our lives — for better or for worse.

Sponsor Insectapalooza

If you wish to become a sponsor for Insectapalooza please contact jsv22 [at] cornell.edu (Jessica Tracey). Sponsors will be listed on this website, as well as in a brochure given to all attendees.

Interested in volunteering?

Please contact st342 [at] cornell.edu (Stephanie Westmiller).

Schedule of Events

A large brown beetle on a hand

10:00 AM - Careers in Entomology

Learn more about careers in Entomology.

Speaker: Cole Gilbert
Location: 201 Stocking Hall

10:00 AM - How to identify new species

Learn more about the beneficial insects in your garden.

Speaker: Jason Dombroskie
Location: 202 Stocking Hall

10:30 AM - The Invasive Spotted Lanternfly

Learn more about the Invasive Spotted Lanternfly and what you need to know.

Speaker: Alejandro A Calixto
Location: 201 Stocking Hall

11:00 AM - How to create a pollinator garden

Learn more how to create a pollinator garden

Speaker: Corey Reese
Location: 201 Stocking Hall

11:00 AM - Reducing Ticks and tick borne diseases

Learn more about reducing ticks & tick borne diseases.

Speaker: Regina Clinton
Location: 202 Stocking Hall

11:30 AM - Discovering & documenting biodiversity through iNaturalist

 

Speaker: Emily Cavanaugh & Laura Galvao
Location: 201 Stocking Hall

12:30 PM - Beneficial insects in the gardens

 

Speaker: Jason Dombroskie
Location: 201 Stocking Hall

1:00 PM - Extraordinary diversity of solitary bees

 

Speaker: Bryan Danforth
Location: 201 Stocking Hall

1:30 PM - The Invasive Spotted Lanternfly

Learn more about the Invasive Spotted Lanternfly and what you need to know.

Speaker: Alejandro A Calixto
Location: 202 Stocking Hall

1:30 PM - Careers in Entomology

Learn more about careers in Entomology.

Speaker: Cole Gilbert
Location: 201 Stocking Hall

2:30 PM - Reducing Ticks & Tick borne diseases

Learn more about reducing ticks and tick borne diseases.

Speaker: Regina Clinton
Location: 201 Stocking Hall

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