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WORK AT THE SQUARE

We’re currently recruiting for a number of roles including team members, chefs and shift leaders to work in our new wedding and events venue, The Square, opening in spring 2023.

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BECOME A MEMBER

Become a member today and enjoy a whole year of unforgettable experiences.

Membership starts from £67.50 when you pay by Direct Debit. Sign up by 31 January and enjoy a year of wonder at last years price.

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HIRE A VENUE

The zoo is the perfect location for your event – no matter how big – with amazing animals, award-winning gardens, a stunning Grade II listed venue and an experienced events team. We will help you to create a special event that your guests won’t forget.

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WHAT’S ON

We’ve so many exciting events, COURSES and holiday clubs for children, young people and families to take part in! Learn, play and create at the zoo!

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DEVELOPMENTS AT THE ZOO

We’re always building at Chester Zoo, and there are so many exciting developments on the horizon. Keep up to date here with all of the new plans for the zoo, along with any associated animal moves and temporary changes to animal locations.

Avian influenza: Due to recent reports of avian influenza in the UK, some of our walkthrough aviaries are temporarily closed to ensure the safety of our animals. This includes Latin American Wetland, Tsavo, Bali and Sumatra aviaries. However, Tropical Realm (aside from planned closure from 30 January to 3 February) and Monsoon Forest will remain open with disinfectant footbaths at the entrance and exit. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Tropical Realm maintenance work: Tropical Realm will be temporarily closed from Monday 30 January to Friday 3 February for visitor safety due to essential maintenance work taking place.

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OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS WORK IN SIX REGIONS AROUND THE GLOBE – REPRESENTING SOME OF THE PLANET’S MOST BIODIVERSE HABITATS. Discover more about our SCIENCE AND CONSERVATION work.

THIS IS WHAT WE DO

NOW is the time to ACT FOR WILDLIFE. Conservation is CRITICAL; species are under threat. TOGETHER we can make a BIG difference. Take action TODAY and join us in PREVENTING EXTINCTION.

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