Chester Zoo is a unique and fantastic learning experience for pupils and students of all ages and can bring your textbooks and school lessons to life!

We are the Discovery and Learning Team and we’re a bunch of enthusiastic experts ready and waiting to share our passion for the natural world.

And, with our amazing 12,000 animals, our incredible collection of artefacts and our first-hand experience of working with wildlife both overseas and here at home, the zoo is just the ticket for making dry facts become real for your pupils.

We offer great curriculum-linked workshops, throughout the Key Stages, and because we’re so mad about wildlife we’ve tailored some to tie-in with our Go Orange campaign in the Autumn Term. And, for this academic year we have some brand new workshops which will run in our brand new amazing exhibit, Islands.

Whether you’re interested in one of our workshops or prefer a self-guided visit, we’re here to help you make the most from your day and to provide a great learning experience for your pupils.

So, take a look in the menu on the left and the particular Key Stage you’re interested in. All You Need to Know will give you the brass tacks you need to make your school visit to our exciting, awe-inspiring and multi-sensory venue a great educational day out.

If you want to chat to us to find out more, you can find our contact details on the Book Your Visit page.

We’re looking forward to meeting the conservationists of the future!

From September 2015 we will no longer be using live animals in our workshops but that won’t detract from the unique experience because your students will still be able to get lots of hands-on with our extensive collection of amazing artefacts from skulls and feathers to reptile and mammal skins.