National Insect Week returns in 2020
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:30
Come along and enter a steamy environment full of lush vegetation and waterfalls with LIVE tropical butterflies flying all around you.
This is the magical world of Pili Palas.
If someone in your family likes creepy-crawlies then they’ll have the time of their life in our bug-zone – home to hissing cockroaches, locusts, giant snails and much more.
Then we dare you to visit the tropical lair where the tarantulas, scorpions and ants live.
There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.