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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May 2017

Special event

PLAY! Dates with our Zoo Rangers – Sat 27th - Wed 31st

Join our Zoo Rangers for FREE, every day this half term (and weekends in June/July) for brilliant stories, amazing animal challenges and exciting adventures around the zoo.

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Hog Tots – Sat 6th

Join our free drop-in session for Hedgehog Awareness Week - including craft activities and storytelling sessions with our Wildlife Connections team.

Special event

Amphibian & Reptile Masterclass – Sat 13th

If you'd like to learn more about British wildlife, why not sign-up to a FREE masterclass?

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Junior Rangers Training Camp – Mon 1st - Sun 28th

We need Junior Members aged 8-11 to join us for six Sunday training camps to become Junior Rangers. Starts Sunday 15 January.

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Bee Garden Masterclass – Wed 3rd

Join our Botany and Horticulture team for a tour of our Bee Garden, discover which plants are beneficial for bees and some tips to encourage bees into your garden.

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World Turtle Day – Tue 23rd

Find out all there is to know about turtles on this special day dedicated to them!


Dementia Friendly Coffee Mornings – Mon 1st - Wed 31st

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Nutrition Science – Mon 29th - Wed 31st

What's for lunch?! Drop-in from 10-11.30am at our PLAY! Basecamp (near the lions) and find out what it takes to feed the animals at zoo!

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Members' Talk- Behind the Scenes of The Secret Life of the Zoo – Tue 23rd

Ever wondered what it was like to film a television show in a zoo? We'll give you all the insider information in this behind the scenes exclusive.


Morning Birdsong Walk: Introduction to Wildlife Monitoring Workshop – Sat 6th

Join us on Saturday 6 May for an introduction to wildlife monitoring and surveying on our nature reserve.

Special event

NEW Madagascar PLAY! space is opening for explorers – Sat 27th

There’s sooooooo much to discover in our brand new PLAY! space that's been lovingly created by our play experts. Opens at 11am.

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Puddle Science (on rainy days) – Wed 3rd - Wed 31st

Splish splash splosh! We take puddles very, very seriously and we’re on the lookout for some budding scientists to help us investigate the puddles in the zoo.