Hands-on workshops will offer children and their families the opportunity to find out how scientists contribute to the reproduction, health and welfare of the 12,000 animals at the zoo and give them the opportunity to explore the grounds in search of native species. 

Jess French, TV presenter and, according to BBC Wildlife Magazine, one of the ‘Top 50 most powerful people in conservation’ will be on hand with the education team as attendees explore the zoo grounds on a ‘Minibeast Adventure’. Jess and her new friends will be looking high and low in bushes and trees in search of her favourite creepy crawlies. 

The zoo is also hosting Meet the Scientist which will give children the opportunity find out what happens ‘behind the scenes’ and find out how the zoo track pregnancies, keep the animals healthy and strive for excellent wellbeing and welfare of the animals.

Other events include The Bug Club – Bug Safari and Meet the Moths and a meet and greet with Jess.

The events are all free to attend (normal zoo admission applies) however, some events need to be pre-booked through the zoo’s website due to high demand.

A full event timetable can be found on the Chester Zoo website here: https://www.chesterzoo.org/plan-your-visit/whats-on/amazed-by-science

About Amazed by Science

  • A Cheshire-wide festival focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths, in one of the most science rich areas in the UK.
  • The festival aims to capture children’s imaginations and excite families about science in Cheshire.
  • This year there is a range of events happening all over the Cheshire at 18 different venues.