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Selected Tuesday's throughout the year

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Zoo Explorers is an exciting one-day course for children aged 5 to 7 years old at Whipsnade Zoo who are ready to explore and learn more.

The Zoo Explorers course includes

  • Entry for one child including staying after the course finishes
  • Entry into the Zoo only for one adult
  • A Zoo Explorers sticker sheet to record their day
  • A Zoo Explorers certificate of attendance
  • A unique Zoo Explorers t-shirt
  • A copy of all the photos taken on the course

This course is specially designed to make sure children explore, investigate and enjoy the Zoo. Supported by our Learning team, children will have the opportunity to get up close with a selection of animals, as well as make new friends as they engage in exciting animal themed activities.

Activities include learning about the different animal habitats animals and some basic animal classification. The course also includes what a Zookeeper does on a daily basis and a behind the scenes look at how they do their jobs.

They’ll also have the chance to muck out an enclosure to get a feel for what it’s like actually working at the Zoo and meet some of our smaller animals face to face, such as invertebrates and our goats.

Child holding hissing cockroach

Children will be accompanied behind-the-scenes in animal habitats to learn about how we look after our animals, meet members of the team and be immersed in Zoo life.


Prices for Zoo Explorers (5-7 year-olds) at Whipsnade Zoo 

  • The cost per child is £90 (includes entry into the Zoo and Zoo Explorers t-shirt).
  • Please note, although the ticket price includes entry for one adult, students are left in the supervision of the Zoo's learning staff for the duration of the course.
  • Gold MembersPatrons and Fellows receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please enter your Primary CRM ID in the Offer Code box.
  • If you have any questions please see our FAQs or you can manage your booking here

Please email [email protected] if you have any further questions about this course. 

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Course dates for Zoo Explorers (5-7 year-olds) at Whipsnade Zoo 

  • Tuesday 4th April 2023
  • Tuesday 11th April 2023
  • Tuesday 30th May 2023
  • Saturday 3rd June 2023
  • Saturday 10th June 2023
  • Saturday 8th July 2023
  • Tuesday 25th July 2023
  • Tuesday 1st August 2023
  • Tuesday 8th August 2023
  • Tuesday 15th August 2023
  • Tuesday 22nd August 2023
  • Tuesday 29th August 2023
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