Penn State and Centre County offer unique, hands-on opportunities to learn about pollinators and the fascinating lives of insects. See what’s happening in your neighborhood!

The Frost Entomological Museum
First founded in 1969 in honor of Dr. Stuart Frost, an early Penn State entomologist and avid collector of local insects, this museum educates visitors about arthropod collections and the importance of maintaining them. It is located on Penn State's campus across from the Berkey Creamery.

Visit pollinator gardens in Centre County
There are multiple pollinator gardens within Centre County that provide invaluable educational opportunities for your family! Each of these gardens is free to visit and provides an unique and enriching experience!

Great Insect Fair
An annual all-ages event put on by the Department of Entomology here at Penn State, this extravaganza is all about educating the public about the importance of insects through engaging activities! These include insect zoos, honey tasting, face painting, edible insects, and more!

Wings in the Park
This event is organized by the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County and partner organizations to create a fun day to celebrate butterflies, bees, and other pollinators! It takes place in Tudek Park, where State College boasts the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden, and includes a scavenger hunt, Pollinator Parade, and Discovery Garden tour!

Arbor Day 
On Arbor Day each year, the Arboretum hosts a day-long educational event and celebration for fourth graders in the State College Area School District. Volunteer educators from campus and community provide hands-on, environmentally-themed activities at over 20 stations throughout the Arboretum. Other volunteers guide students between activity stations and coordinate the day's programming. Each student participates in planting a tree and has the opportunity to “climb" (via a harness and pulley) into the branches of a giant oak tree.