30 Jan 2023

Primary and secondary school children can visit the zoo for free during this week’s planned teacher strike, to explore the zoo and learn about our mission to prevent extinction of endangered species.

The initiative is part our mission to inspire a new generation of conservationists. We believe that young people will ‘play a vital role’ in creating a sustainable future for the planet and its wildlife.


“Our team of zoo rangers will be hosting lots of extra fun interactive and educational activities on Wednesday – all aimed at helping educate youngsters about the incredible animals here at the zoo, as well as equipping them with the skills they’ll need to become conservationists of the future.”

Charlotte Smith, Director of Conservation Education at Chester Zoo, said:

Charlotte continued to say:

“As one of the world’s leading conservation zoos, we put everything into our work to prevent extinction both here in the UK and globally. Our huge team live and breathe wildlife conservation – so we want to give children and young people the opportunity to learn all about how they can help play a vital role in creating a more sustainable future for people and wildlife.”

We’re supporting a move to see conservation education, including issues such as climate change and sustainability, embedded into the UK curriculum – having already seen it work successfully in the north west of England.

A range of in-zoo activities will be available at no extra cost on the day. Free tickets are available on our website and must be pre-booked, with children accompanied by a paying adult.

Book your tickets here

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