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Insectapalooza 2018

Save the Date!  This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 20, from 9AM to 3PM at Comstock Hall.  Come see the Bizarre, Bad, and Beneficial of the insect world.

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.

The cost of entry is: 
$3 per person, children 3 yrs. and under are free.

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

If you wish to become a SPONSOR for Insectapalooza please contact Bryan Danforth. Sponsors will be listed on this website, as well as in a brochure given to all attendees.

Volunteers, please contact Stephanie Westmiller at

Visitor Information

  • How to get to Cornell
  • How to find Comstock Hall: Comstock Hall is opposite Barton Hall (the large gymnasium) on Garden Avenue and north of Teagle Hall. Need a map
  • Parking areas near Comstock Hall: Crescent Lot (uphill of Schoelkopf Stadium); along Campus Road (uphill of Lynah Rink); Parking Garage (Under Schoelkopf Stadium); along Tower Road.