Mad Scientist Weekend 15th and 16th July - Fota Wildlife Park

Mad Scientist Weekend 15th and 16th July




Calling all young budding scientists, Fota Wildlife Park is welcoming back our popular Mad Scientist Weekend this year! Taking place July 15th and 16th in the Large Marquee outside the Oasis Café from 12 to 5 pm each day.

Featuring exhibits from the Tyndall National Institute, IPIC and the Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks!

IPIC (IPIC is the SFI Centre for photonics, is Ireland’s centre of excellence for research, innovation and PhD training in photonics): Come see how the application of photonics can be spread across several sectors, from optical data communications to imaging and displays, light into sound and in the bio-photonics related health-care sector.

Tyndall National Institute: Build your own circuits and engage in the world of magnets.

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!


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 

  • 15th & 16th July               Mad Scientist Weekend
  • 29th & 30th July              Native Species Weekend
  • 19th & 20th August         Bug Bonanza Weekend


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