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


Fundraise for Asiatic Lions

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The Zoological Society of London’s Asiatic Lions Campaign aims to secure the future of the majestic Asiatic lion, which survives in only one isolated Indian forest.

We challenge you and your school to raise money for our campaign and in return you could be in the running to win Breakfast with the Lions at ZSL London Zoo!

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Living Nativity

Living nativity promoExperience the magic of Christmas by enjoying ZSL London Zoo’s Living Nativity - a special Education event. 

As you journey through the scenes of the nativity you will meet the Wise Men and their camels, see Mary in the stable and talk to the Shepherds as they tend their flock. Your class will then join Santa as he tells you about the animals he meets when he travels around the world. All the boys and girls will receive a gift to take home with them.

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ZSL In Your Classroom

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We bring the zoo to you!

We are now running Digital Outreach sessions – where we link up to your classroom via Skype live from the zoo.

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We are continually striving to improve our Discovery and Learning programmes to ensure that we are meeting the diverse needs of our learners.

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Practical Learning Programmes for Pupil Referral Units

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.

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FAQs for school visits

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FAQs for school visits to ZSL London Zoo