Members' Talks

One of the great benefits of being a zoo member is our programme of FREE talks, arranged especially for members.

We give you an insight into what it’s like to work at the zoo with our collection of exotic animals and plants and we know just how much members love to hear anecdotes about their favourite animals.

We also update you on the work we’re doing in the field in conservation projects that we support with endangered species and human/wildlife conflict. We can only do this work thanks to your support as members.

We aim to arrange around ten talks each year in our Lecture Theatre and we usually hold them on midweek evenings. Staff from all areas of the zoo give talks which are informative, can be fun and often include a bit of hands on with some of the zoo’s amazing artefacts. From time to time, we also invite external speakers to talk. Our Lecture Theatre is off the A41, just before the Park & Ride near the zoo's main entrance.

One of the highlights of each talk evening is the opportunity to talk informally to the speakers about our work and the animal and plant collection, after each talk we serve light refreshments where you can mingle with fellow members, zoo keepers, zoo directors and other zoo staff.

The talks are a benefit of membership so there’s no charge for you to attend. We welcome your friends and family too, for non-members there’s a charge of £3.50 and we offer a special rate of £2 for Adopters.

Download our 2019 members' talks programme

Members are required to bring along their membership card and welcome letter for entry.

Interested in attending?

Our talk evenings are friendly and informal, so if you’re interested in booking (and that’s essential!), call Kate in Education on 01244 389444 or email to reserve your seat.