State Insect: Firefly

Wednesday, July 24 at 11:30am

Fireflies, also known as lightning bugs, but are actually not a fly or a bug, but a soft bodied beetle. Pennsylvania is home to more than 15 species of fireflies and this nocturnal insect family was chosen as a state symbol to represent Pennsylvania in 1988. Learn more about this bioluminescent beetle, how it communicates and why it was selected as a state symbol.

Family programs are included with general admission and designed for all ages.