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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Aug 2017

Workshop

Interesting Invertebrates: Introduction to Wildlife Monitoring Workshop – Sat 12th

Join us on Saturday 12 August for an introduction to wildlife monitoring and surveying on our nature reserve.

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Story Moves: Animals of Madagascar – Wed 23rd

Delve into Madagascar in some interactive story telling at the zoo.

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International Orangutan Day – Sat 19th

Join us on Saturday 19th August to celebrate International Orangutan Day!

Event

Dementia Friendly Coffee Mornings – Tue 1st - Thu 31st

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Digital Coding Workshop – Fri 18th - Sun 20th

Join Barclays Digital Eagles in game coding workshops at the zoo!

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World Elephant Day – Sat 12th

Join us on Saturday 12th August to celebrate these amazing animals and their future conservation!

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Brilliant Butterflies: Big Butterfly Count 2017 – Tue 1st

Come and celebrate the Big Butterfly Count 2017 with the Zoo Rangers! How many wild butterflies will you spot?

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World Tomistoma Day – Sat 5th

Join us on Saturday 5th August to celebrate World Tomistoma Day!

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BIAZA Big Bug Bonanza – Mon 7th - Sun 13th

Come and celebrate the Big Bug Bonanza with our Zoo Rangers who are buzzing with excitement about bugs!

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The Bug Club! – Sun 13th

Are you buzzing about bugs? Join the Zoo Rangers as we discover the exciting world of mini beasts – you’ll be surprised by the amazing bugs we find and easy ways in which we can help look after them!

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Summer Stampede – Sat 12th

On Saturday 12 August we're holding our very own sponsored walk around the zoo to raise money for the Never Forget campaign.

Activity

NEW: Guided Tours – Tue 1st - Thu 31st

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.