What's Happening

What's happening

Our latest news & events

This summer we’re excited to bring a festival like no other! We’re inviting you to see things differently with Wild Worlds at Chester Zoo.

Turn the world on its head!


What's on

What's on

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1 - 29


Meet the Scientist

We have an amazing array of science and conservation experts discussing their specialist subjects this summer, all at The Botanist’s Lab. Ranging from palm oil Q&As, to magnificent meadows, the science of animal breeding and camera traps & biodiversity surveys, plus loads more! All part of Wild Worlds - a festival for everyone!

1 - 30


Dementia Friendly Coffee Mornings

Join us for a chance to enjoy a cuppa and a chat with someone from Alzheimer’s Society with a view of our rhinos, warthogs and Asian elephants.

1 - 1


Early bird walking tours

You’ll have the zoo to yourself, and will be accompanied by one of our knowledgeable guides, who will point out the sights and sounds giving you an amazing opportunity to see how Chester has become the UK’s number one zoo. (selected dates apply)

1 - 2


Hornbills Photo Exhibit

For over 10 years we’ve been partnering with HUTAN - Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Programme to protect the forests and wildlife of the Kinabatangan region of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

1 - 30


Wild Worlds

View all our amazing Wild Worlds spaces and exciting events this month!

12 - 30


Little Monkey Mornings

Got a Little Monkey in the family? We’re hosting coffee mornings with a difference!

Thursday 13


Mountain Chicken Frog Day

It’s Mountain Chicken Frog Day! Join our Zoo Rangers to celebrate these amazing amphibians.

14 - 15


Wildlife Connections Festival 2018

Roll up, roll up and join us for a jam-packed festival that's buzzing to the brim with exciting activities to celebrate the incredible wildlife found right on our doorstep!

Saturday 15


International Red Panda Day

Celebrate International Red Panda Day at Chester Zoo!

16 - 30


Junior Rangers Training Camp

We need Junior Members aged 8-11 to join us for five very special Sunday training camps in 2018!

Saturday 22


World Rhino Day

It’s World Rhino Day! Join our Zoo Rangers on 22 September at the Tsavo Black Rhino habitat to celebrate all things rhino and their conservation.

Sunday 23


Invasive Species Masterclass

Invasive non-native species are the second biggest threat to global biodiversity. To learn more about protecting our native British wildlife from destructive invasive non-native species, why not sign-up to a FREE masterclass!

Wednesday 26


World Cassowary Day

It’s World Cassowary Day! Join our Zoo Rangers on 26 September at Manado Town, Islands 2pm-4pm to celebrate all things cassowary.