Bring the living world to life with a trip to Chester Zoo! We offer a fantastic and unique 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.
With our amazing 11,000 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 workshops, from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5 and above, in science, psychology and business studies, leisure and tourism.
We run these in our classrooms or at various venues in the zoo where we can do more than just tell you about wildlife; we can show it to you!
Hot topics are adrift at the zoo for all levels of study: eco-systems, human/wildlife conflict, sustainability, climate change; it’s all here and we have the experience to back up these buzz words with real life stories.
Younger pupils will love seeing and hearing about different habitats, African animals, rainforest animals and all the curious creatures that populate our world.
The zoo is packed with educational material from the animals themselves, our interactive interpretation, exhibitions, to our entertaining animal talks and you’ll find us dotted around the zoo just waiting to chat and answer your questions.
There’s lots more information about educational visits on these pages. Just take a look at the Key Stage you’re interested in and then give us a call to book your trip. You can find our contact details on the Book Your Visit page.
We’re looking forward to meeting the conservationists of the future!