Home Educators

Bristol Zoo welcomes Home Educators

Come to Bristol Zoo Gardens for an amazing learning experience and book our fantastic home education course, delivered by our award winning Education Team!

Our exciting eight week course, starting on the 7th February 2020, includes interactive education sessions featuring live animals, as well as specially designed learning resources to use around the Zoo during your visit.

Course content will be age appropriate and we welcome all home educated children with their parents/carers.  

The eight week course will run on Fridays with the following schedule and timings:

4-7 years education session 10:30-11:30

7-11 years education session 11:45-12:45

Session content

  • 07/02 Dinos to Darwin- how species have evolved over time, looking at animals from the age of the dinosaurs to the present day
  • 14/02 Minibeasts and Lifecycles-  how invertebrates grow from egg to adult, and comparing our bodies with those of minibeasts
  • 28/02 Smarty Plants- structure of plants, what plants need and the relationships between plants and animals
  • 06/03 Food chains- nutrition, different diets and teeth/mouthparts
  • 13/03 Africa- the African savannah habitat and how animals have adapted to it
  • 20/03 Nocturnal by Nature- animal senses and how they are suited to nocturnal life
  • 27/03 Jobs at the Zoo- range of jobs in the zoo and pros and cons of working with animals
  • 03/04 Celebration- a chance for the children to share their work from the course

The course costs £48.00, which includes education sessions, zoo activity pack, and access to indoor picnicking room every week.

Zoo Members – please let us know your membership number at the time of booking. Non- member admission will be £12.90 per week, for one child plus parent/accompanying adult.

Please let us know if you are a registered carer.

How to Book

If you are interested in making a booking please contact Nicky or Louise on education@bristolzoo.org.uk  or 0117 428 5441

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