Arthropolooza: The Ultimate Bugfest Returns (virtually)!

A Virtual Infestation via San Bernardino County Museum and Victor Valley Museum on Social Media

Talk about web crawling…Arthropolooza: The Ultimate Bugfest will be going digital for 2021! Join us Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13-14 on San Bernardino County Museum and Victor Valley Museum Facebook and Instagram pages to celebrate all things creepy, crawly, sticky, prickly, wiggly, yucky, and kinda cute for our annual celebration of arthropods. This will be a great opportunity for families to have a good time together and develop a love of nature!

Go ahead, get caught in our web! Best of all Arthropolooza: The Ultimate Bugfest is a no-cost online event. Buzz on in to watch exclusive pre-recorded educational videos and at-home activities highlighting the fascinating world of insects through outdoor exploration games and hands-on art activities. We have captured the following partners, the San Bernardino County Regional Parks, San Bernardino County Library Services, Kim Cobb-Artist, Malki Museum, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians-Tribal Rangers, Bee Rooted, Mojave National Preserve, Hi-Desert Nature Museum, Inland Empire Resource Conservation District (IERCD), Oak Canyon Nature Center, Jurupa Mountain Discovery Center, UCCE Master Gardeners, UCR Entomology, San Diego Natural History Museum and more to make sure to keep you “busy as a bee” providing you with citizen science opportunities, and other engaging videos to educate you about Earth’s tiny and sometimes not so tiny creatures.

Arthropolooza: The Ultimate Bugfest activity bags will be available for curbside pickup and available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last at each museum location. The bags will include three activities to spark your imagination and take you underground into the world of arthropods — insects, arachnids, and myriapods. Activity bags can be picked up during these dates and times:

San Bernardino County Museum

2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands

Feb. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Feb. 8-10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Victor Valley Museum

11873 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley

Feb. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To join us for Arthropolooza: The Ultimate Bugfest, visit https://www.facebook.com/SBCMuseum/ or https://www.facebook.com/victorvalleymuseum.

The San Bernardino County Museum’s exhibits of regional, cultural and natural history and the Museum’s other exciting events and programs reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

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