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Arthropalooza Family Festival
Party down with all things creepy and crawly



Party down with all things creepy and crawly on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Anthropalooza Family Festival at the Highlands Center for Natural History.

If you’ve ever wondered about the little big world of insects, this festival is for you, according to a news release. Become a member of the Dead Bug Society or maybe join the Cicada Club. Explore the wild world of insect mouthparts and take a closer look than ever before at these aliens on earth. Taste food made with insects and interact with live athropods from Heritage Park Zoo.

Bring the whole family! From beetles to butterflies, it’s guaranteed to turn your world upside down, organizers said. 

The Festival is from 9 a.m. to noon and is held in the James Family Discovery Gardens, on the grounds of the Highlands Center, 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott.

Cost is $5, adults; $2, kids; and free for members of the Highlands Center.

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Formed in 1996, the Highlands Center for Natural History is a nonprofit organization developed to foster an appreciation for and knowledge of the natural wonders of the Central Highlands of Arizona. Operating on an 80-acre campus near Lynx Lake through a Special Use Permit with Prescott National Forest, the Highlands Center is a regional hub for lifelong learning, designed to invite discovery of the wonders of nature. The James Family Discovery Gardens, an accessible Native Botanical Garden, opened in 2017.


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