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National Insect Week returns in 2020

The Travelling Insectarium - Bug Bonanza at The Story Museum

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:00 to 16:00

Visit The Story Museum, Oxford, to discover all about the wonder of insects with the amazing travelling insect house, Bug Bonanza!

The UK’s largest travelling insect show gives you the chance to meet a huge range of live invertebrates, including giant insects through to the amazingly beautiful Mantids and a whole range of fascinating mini beasts in between.  You even have the chance of holding some of them if you’re feeling brave!

As part of our National Insect Week 'Insects Through the Looking-Glass' exhibition supported by the Royal Entomological Society, you won’t want to miss this exciting event bursting with incredible insect species.

A great chance for all ages to get a real hands on personal encounter with the insect stars of your favourite stories.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details



Did you know?

Parasitoids & parasites

A parasitoid lives within a host and ultimately kills or sterilises it, a parasite simply lives off its host's resources.

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