The creepy crawlies are returning to Cal Poly Pomona just in time for Halloween.
Thousands of live and preserved insects and other arthropods from all corners of the world will be on display at the annual Insect Fair during the weekend of Oct. 18-19 at the Bronco Student Center. The event is expected to draw several thousand visitors.
“A lot of people come out of curiosity. They really don’t know what to expect,” says Amanda Marsh, a plant sciences lecturer. “Many people buy exotic butterflies for art collections or personal collections because they’re shiny and iridescent.”
Vendors will sell insect-related wares at the fair. The items range from jewelry that looks like insects or has insect parts in them, to live insects for sale, including millipedes that are easy for children to take care of, spiders and scorpions, Marsh says.
In addition, display cases, frame boxes and other supplies will be on sale for collectors.
The fair will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is $5 per person and $4 for students with ID. Kids 2 and under are free. Parking is free in Lot C.