A school trip they'll always remember
As well as being a leading visitor attraction, with over 450 species of animals, and 13 animatronic dinosaurs from 23 March until 8 September, in a stunning garden setting, we’re also an award-winning conservation and education charity. This means we’re in a unique position to teach people about biodiversity, conservation and the natural world, making us an ideal destination for an educational school trip
We offer education sessions to groups from Early Years to degree level, from special needs to children’s clubs, on over 40 subjects. Many sessions have downloadable topic-centred notes for teachers to help with ideas on a Zoo visit.
Groups out in the Zoo can choose from a selection of self guided trails.
If you can’t make it to the Zoo for a school trip, but would still like your group to benefit from an education session, we offer a ‘Zoo to you’ outreach service.
We also have animal factsheets that give detailed information of over 100 species we keep in the Zoo, as well as information on habitats, conservation and other zoos. (see Educational resources)
We offer regular spider and snake phobia courses to help people who want to get over their fears.
If you’re interested in taking a course, you can study Animal Sciences or Horticulture with Filton College, based in the Zoo.
To find out more about any of these, click on the options on the left.