We are sorry to say that from Tuesday 5 January the zoo will be closed.
This closure is part of the government’s national lockdown measures to control the spread of coronavirus.
If you were due to be visiting us soon as part of an organised education trip, we will be in touch to cancel your trip.
Even though a visit to the zoo isn’t possible right now, there is still lots of ways to engage with the zoo. You can book one of our virtual sessions and we have LOADS of free resources to support your learners at school or at home.
Our education programmes are an important part of our mission of PREVENTING EXTINCTION. They inspire people to care about and, more importantly, take action for the natural world.
We work with all key stages from EYFS to university level and everything in between. We can even help support teachers to organise staff training, inset days and further support around conservation curriculum and planning.
Our education team also support community and uniformed groups looking to learn new conservation skills to help protect wildlife with us.
BOOK YOUR ZOO EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Whether you want to visit the zoo, have us come to your school, or you want to sign up for our all NEW Virtual Zoo Visits or all three we’re sure we’ve got an offer that will suit your needs.
Take a look at all our educational offers in one place.
SUPPORT FOR EDUCATORS
Find out how we can help you support your learners using conservation and real world issues to explore curriculum learning. With Conservation Curriculum Toolkits, special events for teachers, CPD and teacher training, a trip to the zoo isn’t just about pupils, but educators too!
DISCOVER OUR LATEST EDUCATION NEWS BELOW
Find out what our Conservation Education and Engagement team have been up to with our latest news and case studies. Including step-by-step guides to help you make the most of the zoo as an amazing educational resource.
Exploring Monsoon Forest
Stories to save species in Rodrigues
Tragedy to Triumph: Reimagining Exhibitions in Monsoon Forest
Discover the science we do at the zoo
Conservation conversation starters
How Virtual Zoo Visits are helping us to continue our mission of preventing extinction
Explore our FREE learning resources
We have LOTS of downloadable learning resources available to you for free, to help support your learning back in the classroom, before and after a visit to Chester Zoo.
BOOK your VISIT
Find all the information you need to book your school visit, and start the countdown to a unique educational experience with Chester Zoo!
What ELSE do we offer?
Whether you want to visit the zoo, have us come to your school or you want to sign up for our virtual zoo visits – or all three – we’re sure we’ve got an offer that will suit your needs. Our team are always happy to help with any enquiries you may have too.