FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER- 216-635-3274
This year, Cleveland Metroparks �Bug City� features the all-new
Alberti's Flea Circus. Come be amazed at these performing insects
as part of the Art District of "Bug City."
See this all flea circus performance and all of the �Bug City�
event on Saturday, August 11 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Garfield
Park Nature Center in Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield
Kids young and old can watch as ringmaster, Jim Alberti,
commands these insects, featuring dancing, �human� cannonballs and
death-defying stunts. There are several shows throughout the
day. Alberti will also be strolling the streets of Bug City with
his Street Organ Show.
Along with Alberti, take a buggy voyage with Capt'n Willie and
enjoy �buggy' music with Gary Lee in the Art District.
There are six other districts of Bug City, and children can
learn all about bug life with engaging activities and exhibits. In
the Bug House, see various bugs from native Ohio critters to
African creepy-crawlies. Stop by the Garden District and get garden
tips on which plants will attract certain bugs with the Master
Gardeners. See live and mounted butterflies, and meet some
beekeepers while learning all about bees and tasting some delicious
Walk down Predator Alley to see live animals from Lake Erie
Nature & Science Center and test your Bug IQ. Experience
Bug SafariLand and enjoy the great bug hunt, the ant trail, and a
must-do activity for kids - the Mealworm 500, where kids can watch
the mealworms race to the finish line!
With all the walking around the seven districts, a good place to
stop and enjoy a snack in Bug City is the Culinary Bugstitute with
Chef Gene White. Enjoy bug cooking demonstrations, bug
recipes and tasty samples.
Families can also take rides on the Bug Express train
Be sure to browse the great merchandise selections of EarthWords
Nature Shops, and enjoy refreshments for purchase.
Children can get passports to be stamped at a variety of
activity stations on their Bug City tour. After getting at
least 5 stamps on their passports, kids can receive a special �Bug
Garfield Park Nature Center is located off the Broadway Avenue
entrance of Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights - north
of the I-480/Broadway Avenue exit.
For more information, call 216-341-3152 or visit
Bug City is supported by �Radio Disney AM 1260.�
�Buzz� over to meet Alberti and his fleas and all
the rest at �Bug City� in Cleveland Metroparks - part of your