Mad Scientist Weekend 2024 - Fota Wildlife Park

Mad Scientist Weekend 2024




Calling all young budding scientists, Fota Wildlife Park is welcoming back our popular Mad Scientist Weekend this year taking place in the newly opened Education, Conservation, and Research Centre (ECRC)!
July 13th and 14th


Featuring interactive displays and stands, and talks and demonstrations from 11 to 4 pm each day.

Featuring exhibits from 


Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks

with MathWorks, VEX Robots, & Lego


Tyndall National Institute


UCC School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences


APC Microbiome Ireland


Irish Bee Conservation Project – IBCP


and Fota Wildlife Park’s own Education Team


Want to know why the sky is blue? Why some coins turn green?  Or what causes static electricity? This is the weekend for you!


Fota Wildlife Park’s Education Team will be there to introduce your children to the magic of science and will be showing experiments and providing them with opportunities to explore the wonders of water, light, and magnetism, among others!


Lifetime Lab at the Old Cork Waterworks will be bringing their always popular MathWorks, VEX Robots and Lego for free building.


Be sure to join in the scientrific fun!





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 


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