May 272019
 
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Giant BUGS are invading Franklin Park Zoo! From now through September 2nd, visitors to the Franklin Park Zoo have the chance to encounter some really impressive bugs at Wicked BIG Bugs. See larger-than-life animatronic insects and arachnids including the red-tailed bumblebee, Mexican red knee tarantula, Madagascan sunset moth, meadow grasshopper, emperor scorpion, and a bunch of others during your visit.

Wicked BIG Bugs is open NOW at Franklin Park Zoo! This is your chance to get up close and personal with some giant animatronic bugs and much more!

I took two of my nephews opening weekend to experience these over-sized bugs for ourselves. We loved that we were able to walk around the area where the Wicked BIG Bugs were and stop at each one to learn a bit about each one and the part they play in healthy ecosystems.

Wicked BIG Bugs is open NOW at Franklin Park Zoo! This is your chance to get up close and personal with some giant animatronic bugs and much more!

At this exhibit you will not only learn about the orb-web spider, the kiddos will get a chance to climb a rope spider web! How cool is that? Not only that, there are these awesome interactive education stations and you will even get a chance to meet some real-life insect ambassadors up close during daily encounters, held at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Wicked BIG Bugs is open NOW at Franklin Park Zoo! This is your chance to get up close and personal with some giant animatronic bugs and much more!

Wicked Big Bugs is open now through September 2nd. Stop by and visit on weekdays from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm and on weekends from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm. The price to visit the Wicked BIG Bugs is $2 Member/Non-Member in addition to the general admission price and you can purchase them right at the admissions booth.

Wicked BIG Bugs is open NOW at Franklin Park Zoo! This is your chance to get up close and personal with some giant animatronic bugs and much more!

In addition to Wicked BIG Bugs, there are some other fun bug-themed events happening at Franklin Park Zoo this summer, including:

  • Breakfast with the Wicked BIG Bugs where you can enjoy a continental breakfast while learning all about these small but mighty creatures. You’ll meet an animal ambassador up close and get an exclusive tour of the Wicked BIG Bug exhibit before the Zoo opens!
  • Wicked BIG Bug Overnight where you will get a chance to trek through the BIG Bug exhibit trail to meet some giant friends by moonlight! Learn about why bugs are so important to our ecosystem, and meet a few smaller bug friends up-close.

Wicked BIG Bugs is open NOW at Franklin Park Zoo! This is your chance to get up close and personal with some giant animatronic bugs and much more!

To learn more about both of these programs and for more information on Wicked BIG Bugs, visit www.zoonewengland.org/wickedbigbugs.


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  30 Responses to “Wicked BIG Bugs is open NOW at Franklin Park Zoo!”

  1. We just had this at our zoo. It was really cool to see. People are so creative and I love what they did with it.

  2. My grandkids would be all over this! There are so many fun activities and they would love to climb the spider web rope and attend the breakfast.

  3. I would be all over this zoo to see all of these bugs! The first one I would want to visit would be the dragonfly. They are so awesome!

  4. That looks like such a fun place, great to take the kids now that the weather is warmer

  5. My daughter would be all about this. She loves her bugs. I am not as keen on them, but she touches most of them without fear.

  6. Awesome place. Would love to be a kid again & enjoy the place.

  7. Fascinating! Kids will definitely love the place and as a parent, I will be happy to take them to such an intriguing and learning environment.

  8. This looks really interesting. I’d love to learn about these bugs but at the same time a couple of those pictures may freak me out if I saw them life sized lol

  9. Now this sounds like a fun place to go with the kids and take lots of pictures. I wish I was closer.

  10. That is so cool! My son will surely love to visit!

  11. That is really cool! My son will surely love to visit!

  12. I would’ve loved going to this place with big bugs when I was younger.

  13. I don’t like going to zoo but this looks good. I’ll refer it too my friends.

  14. Love the fact that it’s only $2 additional to the admission fare (when you’re not a member). Not too expensive at all and it looks like so much fun!

  15. Looks like a great place to visit. The fee is also cheap! This is a must-go place to visit

  16. I love visiting the zoo and this looks like a great place to visit. The fee is also cheap! This is a must-go place to visit

  17. The wicked big bugs sound and look really fascinating. Have seen the use of animatronics with animals like dinosaurs, but never with bugs, this is really interesting.

  18. I love visiting the zoo and this looks like a great place to visit. I wish there’s a zoo like this at my place

  19. This is so rare. At my place, there are no such places like a bugs zoo.

  20. Oh wow! I would totally love to see this. Those bugs are fascinating.

  21. Wicked Big Bugs seems like a good place to visit. I hope I can take my niece and nephews here! So nice!

  22. Wow…..I would love to visit these “huge bugs”!

  23. Now those are some massive and cool looking bugs. My grandkids would have a blast at this zoo. I need to see how far it is away from us.

  24. This looks wonderful for kids. It looks like something they had at Disney Land for a while. I wonder if they still have it there.

  25. Those would be too cool to see. Now if only Franklin is just a few miles away. I’d surely go with my boys to see those cuties.

  26. Wow. Big bugs over there huh. I bet your niece enjoyed the day!

  27. Wow, this is so cool! A great way to bring awareness to children about the importance of bugs in our ecosystem! I love that they included a bee!

  28. OMG! How cute and scary these are, at least for me:) But I am sure that my kid will love it!

  29. I thing bug lovers will enjoy this. I’m not one of them. Lol But the name Wicked Big Bugs is excellent and fitting!

  30. Oh wow, this looks like it’s so much fun. My kids would love to spend a day here exploring!

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