School visits to ZSL London Zoo

We are now taking bookings for the Summer term, but all are subject to any changes in Government guidance. 

The DfE have recently updated their guidance on school trips which means that schools can resume educational day visits when zoos reopen when we move into Step 2 on 12 April. All indoor buildings will be closed at both zoos until we move into Step 3, which is currently set for no earlier than 17 May.  We will be following the Government advice so these dates may change as per any changes to the Government’s COVID measures.

We are still able to offer some educational workshops, following strict COVID-security measures. Please see our Workshop pages for more details. 

As part of our COVID-security measures we have only a limited number of tickets available each day. If you would like to enquire about an educational visit, please fill out this form. If you have any questions please email 

London Zoo schools session

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Sensations education session

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.

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Pre-visit checklist

Use our helpful checklist to make sure you are fully prepared for your school visit to ZSL London Zoo.

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See answers to frequently asked questions regarding educational visits to ZSL London Zoo, from costs to facilities. 

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Living Nativity

Experience the magic of Christmas with a special event for schools, running from 2 - 17 December 2019 (Mon-Fri only). 

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