Rainforest Explorer

Become a Rainforest Explorer in our very own Rainforest biome! Students will learn about this unique habitat through exploring our immersive rainforest exhibit, looking for animals and taking temperature and humidity readings. Students will apply what they learnt to describe adaptations of animals that live in this habitat, the threats that they face and how we can help.

Please note: Due to the immersive nature of this workshop, and the close proximity to our primates, adults and any children over 11 must wear a face mask when exploring the Rainforext area, unless exempt for medical reasons.  This is for the safety of our primates. Please bring enough masks with you for this. 


An emperor tamarin at ZSL London Zoo

Age group: Years 3-6 (KS2, Ages 7 – 11)

Duration: 45 minutes

Capacity: 35 pupils

Availabilty: 10:30, 11:30 & 12:30 Mon-Fri during term time


National Curriculum links:


KS2 Science

Lower key stage 2 

Working scientifically

  • making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
  • gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions

Year 4 programme of study

Living things and their habitats

Pupils should be taught to:

  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things


Intended learning outcomes:

Pupils will be able to:

  • Identify a variety of rainforest animals using an identification guide
  • Use scientific equipment to measure the climate of the rainforest
  • Gain an understanding that animals have features that help them to survive in the rainforest called adaptations


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