School visits to ZSL London Zoo

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Welcome to ZSL London Zoo – a centre of learning for over 180 years!

Bring your pupils along for a visit at ZSL London Zoo and discover all that ZSL has to offer. Explore and enjoy, learn and get closer than ever to our animals with our daily events.

With a special program designed to fit school groups of all shapes and sizes, ZSL London Zoo is the perfect education choice!


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Education sessions

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We provide unique learning sessions for all ages and abilities.

Choose from primary, secondary and post-16 studies programmes as part of your education session.

Education sessions


Free Education Sessions

Empty Classroom Day
To celebrate Empty Classroom Day and National Insect Week, ZSL London Zoo are offering free Lifecycles (KS1) and Classifying Minibeasts (KS2) sessions to primary school groups when they visit the zoo with their class on the 20th and 23rd – 27th of June. And all KS1 and KS2 groups attending a booked schools session on these dates will also receive a free pack of wild flower seeds to continue their wildlife discoveries at home! 

Lifecycles Sessions

Classifying Minibeasts Sessions

Plus this June, the ZSL London Zoo Discovery & Learning team are launching their new self-guided trails to support year 2 groups discovering woodland habitats and year 6 groups exploring classification of life along the ZSL London Zoo Woodland Walk. These resources are available to download below:

Habitat Explorers KS1 (2.07 MB)

Habitat Explorers KS2 (4.6 MB)

Contact our Supporter Services team on 0844 967 0831 to book your school trip now.

National Insect Week

Goody bags and activity packs

We offer a range of goody bags and activity packs which can be booked online.

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Practical Learning Programmes for Pupil Referral Units

Practical Learning
ZSL London Zoo offers an innovative learning programme for vulnerable young people. We aim to provide positive experiences for those disengaged from mainstream education and re-engage these groups with nature and the world around them. Courses can be tailored for groups of all ages.

FAQs for school visits

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FAQs for school visits to ZSL London Zoo