Learning at the Zoo
Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning workshops for all ages and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia. We have a wide range of both indoor and outside workshops available at each Key Stage!
If you are not able to visit the zoo in person, why not have the zoo come to you through our outreach programmes
Education workshops are FREE from 1 September to February half term. Workshops cost £45 per workshop from February half term to 31 August. They are designed for groups of up to 35 students. Multiple workshops can be run concurrently throughout the day to cater for a whole year group, key stage or school’s needs.
EYFS Education Workshops
Get your students closer to nature with our learning workshops for all ages and abilities.
Key Stage 1 Workshops
Investigate the natural world and learn about camouflage, habitats and African wildlife!
Key Stage 2 Workshops
Students can discover the fascinating ways that animals adapt to different habitats and about the threats that different species are facing.
Key Stage 3 Workshops
Learning what it takes to be a Zoologist and how can protect animals from climate change and wildlife crime.
Key Stage 4 Workshops
An introduction to big conservation ideas through immersive learning, like examining real Customs seizures from the illegal wildlife trade or acting as a zoo ethics board with real life situations.
Post-16 studies Education Workshops
Apply real practical science to your learning and study our animals at the Zoo, assessing their intelligence and learning field skills.
College Practical Days
Are you a college or school delivering Animal Management or other related practical courses? Here at Whipsnade Zoo we offer practical days for small groups of students to support their learning on their course.