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Wimbledon Museum

This small, independent museum celebrates the lives and history of those living in Wimbledon.
It features a collection of artefacts, models and taxidermy with lots of local information
and history on display.

MEET THE RANGERS

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THE BRIEF

The team at the Wimbledon Museum
have a good relationship with the local community and have a bustling diary of social events throughout the year.

 

They wanted to utilise word of mouth to engage families in the local area to interact with them as a local community hub. 

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"The session was a huge success. The animals really helped bring the story to life and
gave our visitors an
experience they are
unlikely to forget!”

 WIMBLEDON MUSEUM

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 WIMBLEDON MUSEUM

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THE SOLUTION

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The museum had some taxidermies of a badger, peacock, trout, bat, red squirrel, stoat and duckling. 

 

Using our exotic animals as a tool, we created a bespoke script that linked each of our animals to one in the museum.

 

The children were excited to see ZooLab's exotic animals and after the session, go and explore the museum space to find these other animals too.

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THE RESULT

We preformed four sessions over two days were all sold out. As a result, easter traffic to the museum was up.

 

The museum were delighted by the demand and appeal for a ticketed ZooLab event, bringing visitors from as far as Southwark.

 

Our bespoke workshop, created especially for
The Wimbledon Museum enhanced their own collection.

 

Our ZooLab animals helped encourage visitors to further explore the museum and find the stuffed animals amongst their displays.

A young boy handles a corn snake at Wimbledon Museum.
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ALL OUR WORKSHOPS COME WITH
A FREE RESOURCE PACK!

MEET THE ANIMALS

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Get in the know before getting up-close and hands-on

MEET THE RANGERS

We've got the best bunch! Which Ranger will visit you?

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CHECK OUT OUR WORKSHOPS

Our educational workshops hit curriculum outcomes

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MEET THE GANG!

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Our ZooLab characters are excited to meet you!

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OUR WORKSHOPS:

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DURATION: 45 - 55 mins


OVERVIEW: How slimy is a snail? What does a snake feel like? How far can a frog jump? Get up-close and hands-on with our unique Animal Explorer workshop. 

Guided by your expert ZooLab Ranger, your class will meet a menagerie of reptiles, mammals, inverts, amphibians and arachnids whilst hitting curriculum outcomes. 

This fun and interactive workshop perfectly exemplifies why ZooLab is WILD about animals.

Animal Explorer
All ages and abilities

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DURATION: 45 - 55 mins


OVERVIEW: 

What is a habitat? What types of habitat are there? Why do habitats matter? So many questions answered!

​ZooLab’s Habitat workshop introduces pupils to different habitats from around the world: including tropical rainforests, deserts, polar regions and oceans. This hands-on workshop looks at three great survivors; rats, cockroaches and humans and considers how and why they have survived.

Habitats
All ages and abilities

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DURATION: 45 - 55 mins


OVERVIEW: Minibeasts have existed for around 550 million years and make up approximately 97% of creatures on Earth! In fact, the UK alone is home to 25,000 different species - these little creatures are quite a big deal. Let’s look at Minibeasts together!

 

During ZooLab’s workshop, children get a fun introduction to invertebrates and classification. They get to question, investigate and learn about scientific discovery.

 

This workshop answers all the big questions such as - What do Minibeasts have inside them? Are there any similarities with our bodies?

Minibeasts
All ages and abilities

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DURATION: 45 - 55 mins


OVERVIEW: We’re going to use our senses to meet our animal friends (except taste (yuck!)) and find out how they use their senses.  How do they look, sound, smell and what they feel like?

Children learn how animals use their senses within their habitats. How do animals perceive their surroundings and how well are their senses adapted to them? Children make hands-on discoveries of textures and senses in an animal handling experience that is suitable for everyone from new intake to SEN classes.

Senses and Textures
All ages and abilities

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DURATION: 45 - 55 mins


OVERVIEW: Food chains are a very delicate balance -  each species is dependent on the others around it. If something upsets that balance then drastic things can happen!

This workshop looks at feeding connections (what-eats-what) in an ecological community. We examine herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and learn how to classify non-living and living things. Discover where energy comes from and what  can cause the disruption of a food web.

Predators, Prey and Food Chains
All ages and abilities

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DURATION: 45 - 55 mins


OVERVIEW: 

A very important rule for living things is that they need to stay alive (or else they wouldn’t be living things)!

This workshop emphasises what we need to do to look after animals, plants and the planet. Exploring the diverse requirements of a range of ZooLab animals, we discover that often creatures need the same core things to survive; food, water, oxygen and protection/shelter.

 

Using active learning techniques and building on prior knowledge this value driven show in teaches respect for all living things.

Caring for Living Things
All ages and abilities

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