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Eat a Bug Challenge

Event information

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center


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Event details

This ongiong program will be offered from Saturday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 30. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

This is no trick, but it sure is a treat! Bugs are not just for animals to eat! In 80% of countries worldwide, bugs are included in people’s diets. It is about time we see what great flavors we are missing. Drop into Hidden Oaks Nature Center to become an entomophagist, or a person who eats bugs, by trying a seasoned cricket or mealworm. Those who try a buggy treat will be rewarded with a prize.  

Event requirements

No registration required.

The visitor center is an accessible facility. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.