Science is EVERYWHERE at the zoo! From recording bird songs in our aviaries, to studying elephant poo in our lab!

Join us this February half term to discover the WILD side of science at the zoo. Become a Chester Zoo scientist and help Dr Sue and her team with her very important research project…

Explore five locations throughout the zoo where you’ll find our WONDERLABS and learn about the incredible science that helps our conservationists PREVENT EXTINCTION all across the globe. Get stuck in with this trail around the zoo with five incredible interactive stations!

Pick up your science journal on your way into the zoo and get started on your scientific journey!

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The Wild Science Safari trail is included with zoo entry. Members go free.

HAMZA AT THE ZOO

Wildlife cameraman and presenter, and Strictly Come Dancing star, Hamza Yassin will be joining us for WILD SCIENCE special!

On Tuesday 21 February, Hamza will kick-start our Wild Science season with two incredible shows. Uncover Hamza’s adventures from across the globe in his show, ‘My life behind the lens’.

Tuesday 21st February
OUTDOOR EVENT 

Talk: My life behind the lens
11-11.40am – Madagascar Basecamp

Talk: My life behind the lens
2-2.40pm – Madagascar Basecamp

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Admission to this event is free with when buying a zoo ticket and visitors do not need to pre-book this event. Members go free.

WONDERLABS

Join the Wild Science Safari across the zoo and discover our WONDERLABS!

SAFARI STOP: ASIAN ELEPHANTS

Did you know you can find out LOADS from poo? Get hands on at Wonderlab 1 and see what you could find out about our elephants from their poo!

SAFARI STOP: DRAGONS IN DANGER

We’re using incredible audio technology to track songbirds in Indonesia! Visit Dragons in Danger to see if you can find all the hidden Javan green magpies just by listening for their call…

SAFARI STOP: GIANT ANTEATERS

Did you know we use social science to save anteaters? See if you could be a HIGHWAY HERO by counting anteaters you spot on a journey through Brazil!

SAFARI STOP: SUN BEARS

Discover how we used science to create the perfect habitat for our sun bears. Will you spot yourself on one of the hidden camera traps?

We’re running two Science Explorer Camps for children in years 1 through 6 this February half-term!

Children will discover the amazing animals, wonderful habitats and remarkable conservation work taking place here at Chester Zoo and across the globe, through a range of fun science themed activities in the zoo.

MINI RANGER (years 1 -3)                                JUNIOR RANGER (years 4 – 6)

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We look forward to WELCOMING you to the zoo!

OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS WORK IN SIX REGIONS AROUND THE GLOBE – REPRESENTING SOME OF THE PLANET’S MOST BIODIVERSE HABITATS. Discover more about our SCIENCE AND CONSERVATION work.

THIS IS WHAT WE DO