Junior Zoo Academy at ZSL London Zoo (8-10 year olds)

Following on from Zoo Academy, Junior Zoo Academy is aimed at children aged 8-10. This is a great programme for those who are interested in animals and want to learn more in the zoo!

Junior Zoo Academy is a two-day course that includes zoo themed games, challenges, trails and some zookeeper activities!

Who are the courses aimed at?

These courses are designed for children aged 8-10 who love animals and want to learn and experience more in the unique zoo setting. Supported by education staff, students will have the chance to learn about the animals they see as well as make new friends with other like-minded children.

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.

Content

The content of the course will be a mixture of animal challenges, games, talks and a few keeper experiences. A sample outline is below, but please be aware that timings and activities are subject to change.

DAY 1

 

 

10.30

Meet the other kids

Get to know each other and make yourself some name badges

11.00

Break

A quick break before we head into the zoo…

11.10

Zoo Trail!

Who can find out the most? Can your team win?

12.00

Animals in Action

Our animals can do extraordinary things!

12.30

Lunch

A short lunch break to refuel for the afternoon

12.30

Snakes

Let’s meet some slithery, scaly reptiles! Are you brave enough to handle them?

13.30

Break

Another quick break before…

13.40

Rainforest

A visit to the rainforest to meet some other cheeky little monkeys and other rainforest inhabitants!

14.30

Scrapbook

Time to start your scrapbooks so you can remember your time at the zoo!

15.00

Finish

You’ll get dropped off into the care of your adults and you can fill them in on your busy day!

 

 

DAY 2

 

 

10.30

Time to learn…

…what a zoo keeper does all day!

11.00

Break

A quick drink before the tasks begin

11.10

Penguins

We’ll help the keepers and find out a bit more about these unusual birds

12.00

Bugs

Not everyone likes our creepy-crawlies, will you?

12.30

Lunch

Feeding time for you!

13.00

Squirrel Monkeys

Our monkeys need something to keep them occupied, can you help?

13.50

Break

Another gulp of juice before…

14.00

A Surprise!

An exciting surprise to finish the course!

14.45

Scrapbook

Finish off by completing your scrapbooks to take home with you!

15.00

Finish

Time to say goodbye

Course Dates

Junior Zoo Academy courses run for two full days in the half term holidays and six times throughout the summer holidays. Dates are below:

  • 24th - 25th October 2016 - SOLD OUT!
  • 27th - 28th October 2016

To apply for a place on the 27th-28th October course, please follow the link below. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and someone will contact you within 5 working days following your payment. Please see ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details.

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Cost

The cost per child is £205. 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.

Logistics

We will ask for children to be dropped off at the beginning of the day into the care of the Education team. They will be constantly supervised throughout the day, including lunch and break times, and returned to the parent meeting point at 3.00pm. Children will only be released into the care of the authorised adult stated on the consent form. Further information about these arrangements will be provided after purchase.

 

Terms and Conditions

Places are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We aim to acknowledge your payment within one week of receipt. Further details and parental consent forms will be provided to you by email following your payment. Once payment has been taken, refunds cannot be given.

 

(Frequently asked questions)

Following on from the success of Zoo Academy, we are pleased to introduce Junior Zoo Academy! Please follow the relevant link at the bottom of the page to apply for a place.

Cost: £205 per student. This must be paid in full to secure your place on the course.

Ages: 8-10 year olds. 

Frequently Asked Questions