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The Animal Explorer

All Levels.

All Ages

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:How slimy is a snail? Where do tarantulas live? How do we classify frogs? Get up-close and hands-on with our unique Animal Explorer workshop. 

Guided by your expert ZooLab Ranger, you'll meet a menagerie of reptiles, mammals, inverts, amphibians and arachnids while learning about adaptations, classification, climate, habitats, minibeasts and rainforests. 

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


Learning Outcomes

  • Meet a variety of different exotic animals. 

  • Introduce pupils to adaptations, classification, climate, habitats, minibeasts and rainforests.

  • Define what a habitat is and what it needs to include for animals survival. 

  • Explain the importance of adaptations.

  • Discuss how animals are grouped.

  • Explore the effects of climate change.

  • Determine the different layers of the Rainforest.

You'll get to meet some of these animals:

Coming Autumn 2025:

Free pre-lesson resources and teaching packs!

Free printable educational resource pack
Free printable educational resource pack

Throughout the session our Ranger introduced a fascinating assortment of creatures, ranging from snails and scorpions to snakes, cockroaches, and lizards."

The William Hogarth School


Why learn through play?

UNICEF states that “play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills”. This is particularly important during the Early Years/ EYFS stage where play is one of the main ways children learn, particularly while with their peers.

The benefits of learning through play does not stop at increasing knowledge of the subject area - play encourages creativity, enhances fine motor skills, increases attention span, nurtures imagination and helps to make sense of the world.

Curriculum Outcomes England & Wales

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Curriculum Outcomes Scotland

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Meet the gang!
A little girl sits crosslegged whilst surrounded by ZooLab's animal characters

Our ZooLab characters are excited to meet you!

Meet the animals
Giant African land snail

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

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Meet the Rangers

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ZooLab Ranger Eleanor
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