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Postponed: Bug Zoo!

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Postponed: The 15th annual Bug Zoo starts with a buzz with the enormously popular Bug Zoo Festival on a Saturday.  The Zoo enjoys a 2 week run. Closed on Sundays.  This year’s theme is “Brave and Curious!”

You’ll see old favorites like tarantulas, scorpions, geckos and snakes and more! Get up close and personal with some of Bug Zoo’s famous creatures, make critter crafts, do a bug scavenger hunt, play buggy games and more! Bring the kids and explore engaging displays while learning about fun, weird and sometimes incredibly helpful creepy crawlers. This year’s Bug Zoo theme TBD.

Cost:  Adults – $5.00; Children 5-18 – $3.00; Children 4 and under – FREE!

Bug Zoo Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 25:  Bug Zoo Festival

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Get up close and personal with some of Bug Zoo’s insects and their amazing adaptations and other famous creatures, make critter crafts, do a bug scavenger hunt, play buggy games and more!  General bug viewing and self-guided activities. Cost:  Adults – $5.00; Children 5-18 – $3; Children 4 and under – FREE!

Monday-Friday, April 27-May 1:  Scheduled School Field Trips & Public Viewing

9:00-3:00 p.m.  Experience Bug Zoo! with one of our specially trained Interpretive Educators.  This year’s theme is Brave and Curious.  Act now to reserve your time slot as they fill fast! Call (208) 726-9358. Cost: Free! (Donations highly encouraged)

3:00 -5:00 p.m.  We recommend public viewing during these hours.

Saturday, May 2:  Bug Zoo U (University)

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Bug Zoo U is a terrific opportunity for adults and kids to go deep, learning more about these fascinating critters from storytellers, critter owners, beekeepers and more!  Stay tuned! Schedule of activities to be determined

Cost:  Adults – $5.00; Children 5-18 – $3; Children 4 and under – FREE!

Monday-Thursday, May 4 – May 7:  Scheduled School Field Trips & Public Viewing

9:00-3:00 p.m.  Experience Bug Zoo! with one of our specially trained Adaptation Educators.  This year’s theme is Brave and Curious.  Act now to reserve your time slot as they fill fast! Call (208) 726-9358. Cost: Free! (Donations highly encouraged)

3:00 -5:00 p.m.  We recommend public viewing during these hours.

Wildflower Walks – Botany & Birds at Centennial Marsh

 

Join local botanists, naturalists and birders as we enjoy the spectacular blue camas lilies of Centennial Marsh. We’ll observe raptors and migrating shorebirds, so bring binoculars if you have them.  This is the 1st of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden’s (SBG) popular summer Wildflower Walk series to some of our area’s most diverse and spectacular habitats.

Walks are free and happen rain or shine. Bring appropriate outerwear, sturdy walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch. Some walks are appropriate for children age 7 years and older accompanied by an adult. Please leave your dog at home. Carpooling is encouraged; Wildflower Walks are free and donations to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public botanical garden, are encouraged.

Destination: Camas Prairie and Centennial Marsh

Difficulty: Easy

Meeting Location & Time: Meet at 9:30 AM at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (Highway 75 and Gimlet Rd./4 miles south of Ketchum). Call 208-726-9358 with questions.

Return Time: around 2:00 PM

Click here for 2019 Wildflower Walk schedule.