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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Sep 2017


Advanced Photography Course – Sat 23rd - Sat 30th

Develop your photography skills over two days with the expert guidance of three acclaimed photographers, in the wonderful setting of Chester Zoo.


Dementia Friendly Coffee Mornings – Fri 1st - Sat 30th

Special event

World Rhino Day – Fri 22nd

Join our Zoo Ranger team on Friday 22nd September to celebrate World Rhino Day!

Special event

‘Boris: The first 50 years’ With Hester Mundis – Fri 22nd

FRIDAY 22 September 2017


Small Mammal Trapping: Introduction to Wildlife Monitoring Workshop – Sat 23rd

Join us on Saturday 23 September for an introduction to wildlife monitoring and surveying on our nature reserve.


Junior Rangers Training Camps – Sun 10th - Sat 30th

Sunday 10 September - Sunday 15 October We need Junior Members aged 8-11 to join us for six very special Sunday training camps to become our Junior Rangers.

Special event

Wildlife Connections Festival 2017 – Fri 15th - Sun 17th

After another amazing twelve months of activities, events and wonderful wildlife projects, our FREE Wildlife Connections Festival is back for another year of fabulous fun to celebrate our incredible local wildlife.


Mountain Chicken Day – Wed 13th

Join our Zoo Ranger team and learn about all the conservation efforts taken to help this critically endangered amphibian.


International Red Panda Day – Sat 16th

Join our Keepers and Zoo Rangers at 3.30pm for a special Red Panda talk and find out more about this endangered animal

Special event

World Cassowary Day – Sun 24th

Join us on Sunday 24th September to celebrate World Cassowary Day!


NEW: Guided Tours – Fri 1st - Sat 30th

With 125 acres and 15,000 wonderful animals to see our NEW guided tours are the perfect way to make the most of your visit. Starts 3 July.

Special event

Wildlife Connections Family Sleepover – Sat 16th

We’re excited to be hosting our first sleepover at the zoo!