Adelaide Bug Festival

22 - 25 April 2021

Time & Location

22 Apr, 8:00 am ACST – 25 Apr, 6:00 pm ACST
Ridley Centre, Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Rd, Wayville SA 5034, Australia

About The Event

Location: Ridley Centre, Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Rd, Wayville

Parking: Via Rose Terrace, Wayville 

A new exhibition; the Bug Festival is making its first appearance in Adelaide featuring the amazing behaviours and extreme characteristics of some of the earth’s most fascinating creatures/insects.

The exhibition will feature various giant, moving, hissing, clicking insects and creatures from different parts of the world. The exhibition blends technology, science, artistry, and imagination to capture the most unusual aspects of the insect world. Patrons will be treated to the splendour of various animatronic insects such as, dung beetles in exaggerated sizes to spotlight what makes them “extreme”.

Not only are these enormous animatronic insects fun to examine up close but we can also learn a lot about their importance in our ecosystem, extreme behaviours and the physical characteristics that allow bugs to thrive and survive.School kids and families will experience a bug’s-eye view of their world, explore critter calls, amusement rides a bug train, and participate. A variety of preserved and live reptiles and insects will be on view for close-up inspection. On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm, educators will give short insect talks and answer questions. Magnifying glass and live insects for kids’ educational activities will be available.

Opening Times

8:00am - 6:00pm Daily


Kids $15.00 (2 to 13 years of age)

Seniors $18.00

Adults $25.00

Family of four $70 (2 adults and 2 kids)

Group or Family of eight mixed kids or adults $150.00

For more information, head to the Website or Facebook page.  

Adelaide Showground
Goodwood Road, 
Wayville, SA, 5034
(08) 8210 5211
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