Bug Lab Lates is Auckland Zoo’s R18 event where adults are invited to enjoy a night of cocktails, food and bugs.

Start your evening with a complimentary cocktail, then treat yourself to some delicious food offerings in the entry plaza - served up by the Zoo's very own Wētāpunga Café.

We're also offering foodies the opportunity to treat their taste buds to some of nature’s greatest (and most sustainable) super foods. On the menu will be everything from award-winning protein-packed Otago locusts (‘sky prawns’) and meal worms to other edible (and sweet) treats featuring bug or bug-derived ingredients.

Then, enter the magical world of Te Papa and Weta Workshop’s celebrated science exhibition, where you will discover the genius of bugs.

A vibrant festive atmosphere to the immersive and wonderful world of bugs – there is something for everyone at Bug Lab Lates.

Ticket price includes entry to Bug Lab and one complimentary cocktail – grab your tickets now.

With the combination of artistry, science and technology on display, it doesn’t matter if you like bugs or not, there’s something for just about everyone in Bug Lab.

Dr Phil Sirvid