At the zoo

Length of workshop 50 minutes

How do Komodo dragons reproduce? Why are flamingos pink? Led by one of our Chester Zoo experts, students will take a walking tour of some of the habitats we’ve recreated here at Chester Zoo. The best way to find out fun and interesting information about the animals that live there.

During our adventure we’ll:

  • Compare and contrast similarities and differences in the common observable characteristics of living things in order to: identify, name and organise them into groups.
  • Evaluate the importance of classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
  • Decide an animal’s relative position in a food chains by determining the function of its teeth.
  • Compare the similarities and differences in the life cycles of some of our amazing animals.

Discover skulls and other fascinating artefacts that allow you to feel a closer connection and understanding about these wonderful species.

Age group: KS2
Duration: 50 minutes
Cost: £45


This outdoor workshop may feature a visit to the following animal habitats: Dragons in Danger, Latin American Wetland Aviary and the Lemur Walkthrough. Therefore, it may be best to wait until after the workshop to visit these habitats.

Please note: this route may be subject to change due to animals off-show, temporary house closures or extreme weather conditions.


  • Science

Animals including humans:
Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.

Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

Evolution and inheritance:
Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways.