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Insectapalooza 2019

Save the Date!  This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 19, from 9AM to 3PM at a NEW LOCATION!! Stocking Hall (Food Science Building).  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.

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 Stocking Hall: Stocking Hall, Central Campus Map it!
  • Parking areas near Stocking Hall: Parking is free on Saturday!