Primary schools programme London
Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning sessions 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
Join us for a lively, interactive story about animals. Children will answer questions and bring the story alive with sounds and actions.
Key stage 1
Hands-on (also suitable for Reception)
Investigate real animal hair, scales and feathers, from lions to crocodiles! Children will describe how animals feel, and find out how we can group them by their body coverings.
Colour, Pattern & Camouflage
Come and explore the importance of colour and camouflage in the natural world using hands-on activities and real animal skins.
Do you know which animals taste with their feet? A fun, interactive workshop exploring amazing animal senses.
Your class will find out about growing and changing through activities which include exploring animal skins and enacting a butterfly lifecycle with costumes.
Key Stage 2
Terrific Tigers! (Available from 15th April 2013) - NEW
Linking with ZSL London Zoo’s new exhibit, Tiger Territory , join us for a lively, interactive session all about tigers! Discover why these stripy cats are so impressive and find out what we can do to protect them in the wild.
Bones and Movement
Using real bones and live animals, this session helps children to understand how animals’ skeletons help them to move in their own unique way.
From fur coats to disappearing forests, we explore different reasons why animals become endangered. Pupils will get hands-on with real, hunted artefacts.
Pupils discover the enormous variety of invertebrate life and learn to classify using a combination of keys, costumes and live animals.
Discover Teeth and Feeding
Pupils investigate a range of animal skulls and teeth to discover how animals are adapted for different diets and which feeding groups they belong to.
Become a rainforest explorer in our very own Rainforest Lookout. Collect rainforest data as you explore the biome and use it to understand how animals are adapted to life in the forest.
Why do camels have long eyelashes, and why does a sloth turn green? We discover how animals’ bodies are adapted to a range of different habitats.
Sessions last 35-45 minutes and are designed for a maximum of 35 pupils.
There’s lots to see indoors or undercover, especially in the tropical Butterfly Paradise, Gorilla Kingdom, the Clore Rainforest Lookout, the Blackburn Pavillion bird house and B.U.G.S!