Education Events

1st - 2nd
  • Time: 12 - 4pm each day
  • Location: Marquee outside Oasis Cafe

Mad Scientist Weekend 2017

Mad Scientist Weekend 2017This weekend we have mad scientist weekend, with science based fun 12-4 each day including experiments, arts & craft, an oculus rift and a giant digestive system you can walk through.

Join us this weekend for Mad Scientist Weekend this Saturday and Sunday in the park!

With, Old Cork Waterworks Experience,

Tyndall Institute,

Learn it - Inspiring the Creators of Tomorrow,

Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences,UCC,

& APC Microbiome Institute,

whowill be joining our own 'mad scientists' for a fun weekend of science including an Oculus Rift and a giant digestive system!

5th - 6th
  • Time: 12-4pm daily
  • Location: Marquee outside Oasis Cafe

Native Species Weekend 2017

Native Species Weekend 2017

Meet a selection of Ireland’s terrestrial and aquatic inhabitants at Fota Wildlife Park this coming August Bank Holiday.

More info:

Click here for full details on the days events


  • Time: 12-4pm
  • Location: Marquee outside Oasis Cafe
1st - 3rd

Halloween Activity Camps

Halloween Activity Camps

The camps offer participants a variety of fun nature-based activities delivered by experienced professional facilitators in a unique environment! From exploring woodlands to learning about Fota’s  animal family – every day will be an adventure! Suitable for 5 to 12-year-olds.

More info here

Mar - May
17th - 31st

Wildlife Talks Spring 2018

Enjoy our educational and insightful talks throughout the Park daily. Free with your entry.

11.00 Visitor meet and greet at Asian Sanctuary Entrance

11.30 Indian Rhino

12.00 Siamang Gibbon

12.30 Asiatic Lion

12.45 Cheetah Run

2.30 Red Panda (Asian Sanctuary)

3.00 Sumatran Tiger

3.30 Eagle & Seal

4.00 Cheetah Run

4.30 Penguin

5.15 Giraffe Crossing

4th - 6th

Easter Activity Camps 2018

Easter Activity Camps 2018

Fota Wildlife Park's Annual Easter Camp returns on Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April.

The camps run from 10 am - 3 pm daily with different activities daily ranging from Easter arts and crafts, exclusive guided tours and exploring the springtime woodlands. 

The camps are suitable for children aged between 5 to 12 years of age and discounts are available for Fota Wildlife Park members and for groups of three children or more.

Please note activities vary day to day, if you wish to take part in all activities please book for the full 3 days.

For more information and to book please contact our Education Dept. at the number above or email For more click here.