Bug Bonanza Weekend 2024 - Fota Wildlife Park

Bug Bonanza Weekend 2024


This year’s Bug Bonanza weekend features an extensive collection of preserved invertebrates from UCC, including the moth with the largest wingspan- the Atlas moth! Visitors will also get the chance to get up close with some creepy crawlies and learn about their anatomy and adaptations with some of the zoologist team onsite.



We aim to answer various questions that have been bugging people about invertebrates, for example How do they eat? What do they see? & why are they so important from a biodiversity conservation point of view.

Test your knowledge of common invertebrates in Ireland with our “guess the bug” quiz and imagine life as an entomologist as you view insect anatomy under the microscope!



Taking place in the newly opened, Education, Conservation, and Research Centre (The ECRC) 12 – 4 pm both days.





This event is open to all Fota Wildlife Park visitors on the day, no extra cost & no additional booking.


Part of the Educational Weekends Programme this summer at Fota Wildlife Park 

  • 13th & 14th July               Mad Scientist Weekend
  • 27th & 28th July             Native Species Weekend
  • 17th & 18th August         Bug Bonanza Weekend