Past Events

Awesome Metamorphosis @ San Pedro Valley Park

San Pedro Valley Park 600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica, CA

It’s not just for butterflies.  Learn about all the ways arthropods grow and change.  Explore how metamorphosis makes insects so successful. Meet live insects in all their life cycle stages.

FREE

Insect Diversity @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

There are over 1 million described species of insects on earth, with new species being discovered every year.  In fact, Entomologists think we only know 1 in every 5 insect species on our planet!  Come learn about the diverse and fascinating world of insects and meet live bugs up close.

FREE

Amazing Arthropods @ Belle Haven Library

Belle Haven Branch Library 413 Ivy Dr, Menlo Park, CA

Learn about the differences between arthropods, insects, and arachnids, play with building your own insects, meet some fascinating live arthropods, and learn about record-breaking bugs.

FREE

Eat or Be Eaten @ Belmont Library

Belmont Library 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA

Insects eat everything you can imagine.  From predators to herbivores and beyond, learn how bug mouthparts have adapted to eat all kinds of foods.  Learn about the different strategies arthropod predators use to hunt and catch their prey.

FREE

Insect Colors @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Insects are some of the most colorful creatures on earth. Come learn about how insect color is produced and the different reasons bugs are so colorful.  Meet live bugs up close and create your own colorful insect art.

FREE

Bugs of Pokémon @ San Carlos Library

San Carlos Library 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA

The creator of Pokémon, Satoshi Tajiri, spent his childhood collecting bugs in the Japanese countryside.  His love of bugs can be seen throughout Pokémon from the buggy pocket monsters that were inspired by real insects and arachnids, to the Pokémon attacks and abilities that actually exist in the real world.  Come learn about the bugs […]

FREE

Nocturnal Bugs @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Learn about the creatures that flutter in the night in this class all about nocturnal insects. Explore the lives of bugs like moths and fireflies and make your own glow-in-the-dark firefly craft to take home. 

FREE

Amazing Arachnids @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Spiders don’t have to be spooky! Come learn about the not-so-scary world of taranulas, wolf spiders, and whip-scorpions.  Meet some docile arachnids up close and learn to dance like a jumping spider. 

FREE

Fantastic Bugs and Where to Find Them @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Learn about the real-life inspirations behind the bugs of Harry Potter.  We’ll explore fantastic bugs such as Acromantula and Billywigs and learn about the real science behind these fictional creatures. 

FREE

Bugs and Bugsicles @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Ever wonder what happens to all those summertime bugs when the cold winter weather comes?  In this class we’ll explore how bugs overwinter.  Meet live bugs up close and make your own buggy ornament to hand on your tree.

FREE

Bugs for Lunch @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Bugs are food in nature, providing nourishment for fish, bird, mammals, and more.  People all over the world use bugs in their cuisine. Come learn about both animals and people eating bugs.  Try some cricket chips and make a buggy bookmark.

FREE

Bug Biology with Beetlelady

Share Path Academy 36 42nd Avenue, San Mateo, CA

Make friends with insects, arachnids, centipedes and millipedes in this exciting science course! Multi-disciplinary projects instruct all about the biology of the bug world! Class runs from January 24-March 14. Sign up for the series for $260 or drop in at $35 per class. Register at https://www.sharepathacademy.com/program-list Key Objectives: Explore the diversity of terrestrial arthropods […]

$35

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Learn about the art of Maria Merian, a young woman who changed the way people see caterpillars and butterflies. In 17th Century Europe, many people held superstitions and caterpillars and butterflies, even seeing them as evil. Maria Merian was a young artist who’s beautiful drawings and keen eye for science inspired people to recognize the […]

FREE

Bug Biology with Beetlelady

Share Path Academy 36 42nd Avenue, San Mateo, CA

Make friends with insects, arachnids, centipedes and millipedes in this exciting science course! Multi-disciplinary projects instruct all about the biology of the bug world! Class runs from January 24-March 14. Sign up for the series for $260 or drop in at $35 per class. Register at https://www.sharepathacademy.com/program-list Key Objectives: Explore the diversity of terrestrial arthropods […]

$35

Bug Biology with Beetlelady

Share Path Academy 36 42nd Avenue, San Mateo, CA

Make friends with insects, arachnids, centipedes and millipedes in this exciting science course! Multi-disciplinary projects instruct all about the biology of the bug world! Class runs from January 24-March 14. Sign up for the series for $260 or drop in at $35 per class. Register at https://www.sharepathacademy.com/program-list Key Objectives: Explore the diversity of terrestrial arthropods […]

$35

Bug Biology with Beetlelady

Share Path Academy 36 42nd Avenue, San Mateo, CA

Make friends with insects, arachnids, centipedes and millipedes in this exciting science course! Multi-disciplinary projects instruct all about the biology of the bug world! Class runs from January 24-March 14. Sign up for the series for $260 or drop in at $35 per class. Register at https://www.sharepathacademy.com/program-list Key Objectives: Explore the diversity of terrestrial arthropods […]

$35

Bug Biology with Beetlelady

Share Path Academy 36 42nd Avenue, San Mateo, CA

Make friends with insects, arachnids, centipedes and millipedes in this exciting science course! Multi-disciplinary projects instruct all about the biology of the bug world! Class runs from January 24-March 14. Sign up for the series for $260 or drop in at $35 per class. Register at https://www.sharepathacademy.com/program-list Key Objectives: Explore the diversity of terrestrial arthropods […]

$35

Good Trick, Walking Stick! @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Walking sticks are fascinating masters of camouflage.  We’ll learn about walking sticks in nature, meet real walking sticks up close, and even learn to walk like a walking stick.  Kids will make their own walking stick craft to take home.

FREE

Good Trick, Walking Stick! @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

Walking sticks are fascinating masters of camouflage.  We’ll learn about walking sticks in nature, meet real walking sticks up close, and even learn to walk like a walking stick.  Kids will make their own walking stick craft to take home.

FREE

Bug Biology with Beetlelady

Share Path Academy 36 42nd Avenue, San Mateo, CA

Make friends with insects, arachnids, centipedes and millipedes in this exciting science course! Multi-disciplinary projects instruct all about the biology of the bug world! Class runs from January 24-March 14. Sign up for the series for $260 or drop in at $35 per class. Register at https://www.sharepathacademy.com/program-list Key Objectives: Explore the diversity of terrestrial arthropods […]

$35

Bug Biology with Beetlelady

Share Path Academy 36 42nd Avenue, San Mateo, CA

Make friends with insects, arachnids, centipedes and millipedes in this exciting science course! Multi-disciplinary projects instruct all about the biology of the bug world! Class runs from January 24-March 14. Sign up for the series for $260 or drop in at $35 per class. Register at https://www.sharepathacademy.com/program-list Key Objectives: Explore the diversity of terrestrial arthropods […]

$35

Bug Biology with Beetlelady

Share Path Academy 36 42nd Avenue, San Mateo, CA

Make friends with insects, arachnids, centipedes and millipedes in this exciting science course! Multi-disciplinary projects instruct all about the biology of the bug world! Class runs from January 24-March 14. Sign up for the series for $260 or drop in at $35 per class. Register at https://www.sharepathacademy.com/program-list Key Objectives: Explore the diversity of terrestrial arthropods […]

$35

Pacifica Rainbow Fest

Mildred Owen Concert Hall 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA

Come visit Beetlelady and her live bugs at the Pacifica Rainbow Fest.

$5 – $10

Marvelous Moths @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

Come learn about the world of marvelous moths. These night-flying insects are important pollinators and play vital roles in nature.  Kids will meet hornworm caterpillars up close and get to hold a wiggly moth pupa in their hands.

FREE

Bug Hunt @ Atherton Library

Atherton Library 2 Dinkelspiel Station Ln, Atherton, CA

Young children will learn about finding bugs in their own neighborhood.  Explore live bugs up close and make a bug jar necklace to take home.

FREE

Beetlelady @ East Palo Alto Library

East Palo Alto Library 2415 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA

Come explore the fascinating world of bugs with Beetlelady.  Learn what makes an animal and arthropod and meet live representatives of different arthropod groups up close.

FREE

Super Spiders @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

The Super Spiders class introduces children to their spider friends.  Learn about the spiders in your neighborhood through and interactive story time.  Meet live spiders up close.  Kids will create their own watercolor web art to take home.

FREE

Wow Bugs @ Half Moon Bay Library

Half Moon Bay Library 620 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay, CA

The Wow Bugs! preschooler class offers an introduction to the amazing world of insects and other arthropods. Kids will learn about the different kinds of arthropods through an interactive story time and meet live bugs up close.  Kids will make their own buggy name tags to take home.

FREE

Marvelous Moths @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Come learn about the world of marvelous moths. These night-flying insects are important pollinators and play vital roles in nature.  Kids will meet hornworm caterpillars up close and get to hold a wiggly moth pupa in their hands.

FREE

Bug Colors @ Atherton Library

Atherton Library 2 Dinkelspiel Station Ln, Atherton, CA

The Bug Colors preschooler class introduces children to the beauty of insects through an exploration of insect colors. Kids will meet live bugs up close and make their own colorful butterfly magnets to take home.

FREE

Amazing Arthropods @ Half Moon Bay Library

Half Moon Bay Library 620 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay, CA

Come learn about the amazing world of arthropods.  Learn what all arthropods have in common and meet live representatives of various arthropod groups.  Kids will make their own bug jar necklace to take home.

FREE

Bug Sounds @ Brisbane Library

Brisbane Library 250 Visitacion Ave, Brisbane, CA

Insects make all kinds of noises for all kinds of reasons.  In the Bug Sounds preschooler class we’ll learn about how insects make sounds, what insects sound like, and play in the noisy world of bugs. Meet live bugs up close and make a stomping bug collage while listening to real bug sounds.

FREE

Helper Bugs @ San Carlos Library

San Carlos Library 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA

The Helper Bugs preschooler class teaches children about the many ways bugs help us and the environment we all live in.  Kids will meet live bugs up close and create a "Helpful Hive" collage together.

FREE

Bug Colors @ Half Moon Bay Library

Half Moon Bay Library 620 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay, CA

The Bug Colors preschooler class introduces children to the beauty of insects through an exploration of insect colors. Kids will meet live bugs up close and make their own colorful butterfly magnets to take home.

FREE

Bug Sounds @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Insects make all kinds of noises for all kinds of reasons.  In the Bug Sounds preschooler class we’ll learn about how insects make sounds, what insects sound like, and play in the noisy world of bugs. Meet live bugs up close and make a stomping bug collage while listening to real bug sounds.

FREE

Bug Sounds @ Pacifica Sharp Park Library

Pacifica Library 104 Hilton Way, Pacifica, CA

Insects make all kinds of noises for all kinds of reasons.  In the Bug Sounds preschooler class we’ll learn about how insects make sounds, what insects sound like, and play in the noisy world of bugs. Meet live bugs up close and make a stomping bug collage while listening to real bug sounds.

FREE

Helper Bugs @ Belmont Library

Belmont Library 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA

Come learn about the many ways bugs help keep our world running.  From bees to millipedes to beetles, we will explore the roles arthropods play in the environment. Kids will meet live bugs up close and contribute to a Helpful Hive collage.

FREE

Fantastic Bugs and Where to Find Them @ Half Moon Bay Library

Half Moon Bay Library 620 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay, CA

Learn about the real-life inspirations behind the bugs of Harry Potter.  We’ll explore fantastic bugs such as Acromantula and Billywigs and learn about the real science behind these fictional creatures. 

FREE

Steamfest on the Square Redwood City

San Mateo County History Museum 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA

Come meet Beetlelady and her live bugs at Redwood City's Steamfest.  I'll have a table with interactive displays and real live bugs for you to meet up close.

FREE

Bug Mothers @ San Carlos Library

San Carlos Library 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA

Come celebrate Mother's Day by learning about the way bug mothers care for their offspring.  Meet live bugs up close and make a buggy mother's day card.

FREE

Los Angeles Bug Fair

LANHM 900 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Come by and visit Beetlelady at one of the largest insect festivals in the country!  If you love bugs and can make it to the LA area, this event is for you!

Los Angeles Bug Fair

LANHM 900 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Come by and visit Beetlelady at one of the largest insect festivals in the country!  If you love bugs and can make it to the LA area, this event is for you!

Bugs in Nature @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Come learn how to hunt for bugs in nature and why entomologists collect bugs.  Make your own insect "pooter", then grab a net and head outside of the library to search for bugs with Beetlelady.

FREE

Bugs in Nature @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

Come learn how to hunt for bugs in nature and why entomologists collect bugs.  Make your own insect "pooter", then grab a net and head outside of the library to search for bugs with Beetlelady.

FREE

Bugs in Nature @ East Palo Alto Library

East Palo Alto Library 2415 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA

Come learn how to hunt for bugs in nature and why entomologists collect bugs.  Make your own insect "pooter", then grab a net and head outside of the library to search for bugs with Beetlelady.

FREE

Metamorphosis @ Pacifica Sanchez Library

Pacifica Sanchez Library 1111 Terra Nova Blvd, Pacifica

It’s not just for butterflies.  Learn about all the ways arthropods grow and change.  Explore how metamorphosis makes insects so successful. Meet live insects in all their life cycle stages.

FREE

Helper Bugs @ Brisbane Library

Brisbane Library 250 Visitacion Ave, Brisbane, CA

The Helper Bugs preschooler class teaches children about the many ways bugs help us and the environment we all live in.

FREE

Bugs in Nature @ Portola Valley Library

Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA

Come learn how to hunt for bugs in nature and why entomologists collect bugs.  Make your own insect "pooter", then grab a net and head outside of the library to search for bugs with Beetlelady.

FREE

Amazing Arthropods @ Foster City Library

Foster City Library 1000 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA

Learn about the differences between arthropods, insects, and arachnids, meet some fascinating live arthropods, and learn about record-breaking bugs.

FREE

Baby Bug Storytime @ Woodside Library

Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

Join Beetlelady for this special baby-friendly buggy story time.  We will read buggy stories, sing buggy songs, and meet some baby-friendly real live bugs.

FREE