BugFeast this March Break

Are you brave enough to eat a bug? Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory’s 15th annual BugFeast is all abuzz this year with a honey-themed insect eating event taking place over March Break. BugFeast runs from March 13 to 22 and provides a fun and unique experience for visitors to sample delicious insect treats like Honey Fudge topped with Roasted Superworms and Honey Crunch Protein Bars made with Cricket Flour. These tasty concoctions are included with regular admission.

Entomophagy, or insect eating, is a staple in the diet of more than 80% of the world’s population. There are over 1400 species of insects and arachnids that are edible. In fact, incorporating insects into your diet can not only provide you with a high source of protein and other nutrients, but can help the world by providing a sustainable source of food.

"Once you get past the strangeness of eating an insect, you'll find they are surprisingly good - especially when they are covered in honey," says Executive Director, Adrienne Brewster. "It certainly helps knowing they are high in protein and nutrients."

But don't just come to eat a bug. You can also walk through the exotic rainforest of the Conservatory where you’ll be surrounded by 1000’s of free-flying butterflies from Costa Rica and the Philippines. Enjoy the song-filled activity of hundreds of birds and the wonder of the lush tropical species of plants. There are also some up close encounters to be had with live insects. The Conservatory is an exciting place to be during March Break!

So BEE courageous this March Break and feast on some honey-themed bugs at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory!

Hours: Open Daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (last admission sold at 4:00 pm).

Admission: Adults $11.50, Senior and Youth $10.25, Child $6.00, Children 2 and under are free.

For more info, visit: www.cambridgebutterfly.com.

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