What's On at Chester Zoo

There are always lots of exciting events at the zoo including the free daily animal talks that our experts do every day.

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Current and upcoming events

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Jun 2016

Special event

National Insect Week: Bug Club – Sat 25th

Join our Zoo Rangers on a bug safari and help us celebrate National Insect Week.


Mums and Babies Coffee Morning – Wed 1st - Thu 30th

Whether you're a mum or a mum-to-be we host a coffee morning with a difference!

Special event

Celebrating World Giraffe Day – Tue 21st

Our Zoo Ranger team will be talking all things giraffe using skulls and other artefacts on Tuesday 21 June in celebration of World Giraffe Day!

Hedgehog masterclass – Sat 11th

Sign up to our FREE hedgehog masterclass and discover more from the 'hedgehog expert' - learn about the threats facing our hedgehogs and what you can do to help protect them.

Amazed By Science: Meet the Scientist – Wed 1st - Thu 2nd

Join us on Tuesday 31 May and Thursday 2 June for our FREE drop-in sessions and learn all about science here at Chester Zoo as part of the Cheshire-wide Amazed By Science festival.

Special event

Junior Rangers Training Camp – Sun 12th

UPDATE: Sorry, this is now SOLD OUT. We need Junior Members aged 8-11 to join us for six Sunday morning training camps to become Junior Rangers. Move fast though, places are limited. Starts Sunday 12 June.

Special event

National Insect Week: Discover Bugs – Mon 20th - Fri 24th

As part of National Insect Week you can meet our Zoo Rangers at Butterfly Journey and get up close to some of our exotic invertebrates.

Special event

Dinosaurs! The Next Adventure – Wed 1st - Thu 30th

They're BIG, they’re FIERCE... and they’re BACK.

Special event

Afternoon tea fit for a queen – Mon 13th

Join us in Oakfield House for a very celebration for Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday.

Special event

Celebration picnic – Sun 12th

To mark Her Majesty The Queen's official 90th birthday people from all over the country will be joining together for a celebration lunch and we're giving you the opportunity to join our celebration picnic lunch here at the zoo.