Junior Zoo Academy (8-10 years old)

Junior Zoo Academy is a unique course aimed at children aged 8-10, who love animals and want to learn more about working in the Zoo.

This two-day course includes games, challenges, trails and zookeeper activities. Supported by education staff, students will have the chance to learn about the animals they see and well as make new friends with other like-minded children.

 

The course includes

  • Two days at ZSL London or ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
  • A Junior Zoo Academy scrapbook to record their experiences
  • A Junior Zoo Academy certificate of attendance
  • A unique Junior Zoo Academy t-shirt
  • A copy of all the photos taken on the course
  • Free car park pass

Experience

The content of the course at both ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will be a mixture of animal challenges, games, talks and some zookeeper tasks. A sample outline of the course can be found here: PDF icon Junior Zoo Academy example timetable (464.67 KB)

Please be aware that timings and activities are all subject to change. 

To record their time at the zoo, children will also create a Zoo Scrapbook to take home. They’ll be able to log all the fun and exciting experiences they have with photos and drawings as well as remind themselves of any new facts they have learnt along the way! Children will also gain a certificate at the end of the course to celebrate their attendance on the course.

Course Dates 2020 - ZSL London Zoo

  • 17th & 18th February 2020
  • 20th & 21st February 2020
  • 6th & 7th April 2020
  • 8th & 9th April 2020

ZSL London Zoo will release more dates in the near future.

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Course Dates 2020 - ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

  • 17th & 18th February 2020
  • 20th & 21st February 2020
  • 6th & 7th April 2020
  • 8th & 9th April 2020
  • 26th & 27th May 2020
  • 28th & 29th May 2020
  • 20th & 21st July 2020
  • 23rd & 24th July 2020
  • 3rd & 4th August 2020
  • 6th & 7th August 2020
  • 17th & 18th August 2020
  • 20th & 21st August 2020
  • 27th & 28th October 2020
  • 29th & 30th October 2020

Book Now for ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

 

Cost

  • The cost per child is £175. This covers the cost of the course (including Zoo entry), as well as a Junior Zoo Academy t-shirt, a Zoo Scrapbook and a copy of the photos taken during the course.
  • Added benefits for the adult/guardian include a free car park pass.
  • We are also pleased to offer a 10% discount for Members. If you are a member and would like to book, please call our Supporter Services on 0344 225 1826 who will be happy to help.

Please email zooacademylz@zsl.org to be added to our mailing list for more information about this, and similar, courses.
 

Terms and Conditions

Places are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be provided with a parental consent form with you ticket which must be returned to ZSL to confirm your place.  Once payment has been taken, refunds cannot be given.

Frequently asked questions

2020 Dates

ZSL London Zoo

  • 17th & 18th February 2020
  • 20th & 21st February 2020
  • 6th & 7th April 2020
  • 8th & 9th April 2020

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

  • 17th & 18th February 2020

  • 20th & 21st February 2020
  • 6th & 7th April 2020
  • 8th & 9th April 2020
  • 26th & 27th May 2020
  • 28th & 29th May 2020
  • 20th & 21st July 2020
  • 23rd & 24th July 2020
  • 3rd & 4th August 2020
  • 6th & 7th August 2020
  • 17th & 18th August 2020
  • 20th & 21st August 2020
  • 27th & 28th October 2020
  • 29th & 30th October 2020

Testimonials

"An unforgettable behind the scenes experience, with a range of activities"

"My child was delighted by the experience and seems to have learned lots"

"He was so excited about the whole experience and couldn't wait to share his knowledge"

"It was the best two days of her life"

"The girls had a fabulous time, they learned a lot of interesting facts, there was plenty of interaction with the animals, and the instructors were very friendly and outgoing."