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Our animals love the outdoors.
Why not learn outside the classroom this spring?

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We're WILD about primary education

ZooLab's cross-curricular workshops use enquiry-based learning to align with your educational objectives and promote a growth mindset.

The learning doesn't stop here! From Autumn term, ZooLab's core workshops will include pre-lesson resources, a hands-on workshop and a teacher presentation to follow up learning at no extra cost, giving you even more value.

"Thank you so much! We enjoyed having ZooLab for the sixth year running. It compliments our rainforest topic so well, and the children love it!" 

R.A. Butler Infant and Junior School

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Our workshops help children develop

Our Primary workshops motivate and stimulate young children to help them grow and develop.

They are curriculum based, delivering fun, educational experiences across all subjects

Meet the gang!
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Our ZooLab characters are excited to meet you!

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

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All of our Rangers are fully licenced

The well-being of our animals is our priority and as such all our relevant Rangers are fully licensed.

 

We support The Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 which ensures high standards of animal welfare.

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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CHECK OUT OUR PRIMARY SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

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Adaptations

Ages 9 - 16

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: We use ZooLab animals to investigate how and why some species adapt, evolve and adjust to a changing environment over millions of years.

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Caring For Living Things

Ages 3 - 7

DURATION: 45 mins - 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)! Discover how we look after animals, plants and the planet.

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Climate Crusaders

Ages 8 - 16

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Linking to sustainability, Climate Crusaders examines how informed choices can protect the world's inhabitants and habitats now and for the future.

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Habitats

Ages 5 - 14

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  What is a habitat? What types of habitat are there? Why do habitats matter? So many questions answered! ​Discover different habitats from around the world.

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Life Cycles

Ages 3 - 11

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: This workshop uses ZooLab animals to discuss new life, growth, reproduction and ageing as we follow several different animal life cycles.

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Oceans

Ages 5 - 11

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

 

OVERVIEW: The ocean is huge. It is vital to all life on Earth, both in the sea and on land. Our ride is here, so let’s climb aboard the submarine and dive right in!

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Rainforest Adventurer

Ages 4 - 7

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Let's go on an adventure through the rainforest! Explore exotic critters as you step over snails on the forest floor and watch dancing stick insects in the understorey.

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Rainforest Unwrapped

Ages 5 - 14

DURATION: 1 hour 30 minutes

OVERVIEW: The rainforest supplies us with things including wood, medicine and food - but at what price? Get hands-on whilst learning how humans are depleting these resources.

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The Animal Explorer

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. 

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We're Going On An Animal Hunt

Ages 2 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Join in and get involved as this story-based workshop, based on a classic children’s book, takes children on a fantastic animal hunt!

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ZET: ZooLab Environmental Time Machine

Ages 8 - 14

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Join ZET: ZooLab Environmental Time Machine - an environmental time machine travelling through time looking at climate data such as fossil fuels, sea ice, rainforests and extinctions.

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African Explorer

Ages 4 - 8

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: What better way to explore Africa than on a ZooLab safari! A ZooLab Ranger will take you on foot, jeep and kayak around Africa’s varied habitats.

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Classification

Ages 8 - 14

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: There are millions of living things in the world! Scientists put living things into groups to make it easier to study and learn more about them.

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Evolution

Ages 8 - 14

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Charles Darwin is considered the father of evolution. He developed the theory of common ancestors. But what is evolution, and how does it happen?

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How Our Bodies Move

Ages 5 - 11

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: This show explores the anatomy of the human body, giving children an understanding of the biomechanics that make movement possible.

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Minibeasts

Ages 3 - 11

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

 

OVERVIEW: Minibeasts have existed for around 550 million years and make up approximately 97% of creatures on Earth! There are over 25,000 different species in the UK.

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Predators, Prey and Food Chains

Ages 5 - 11

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Food chains are a very delicate balance -  each species is dependent on the others around it. If the balance becomes upset, drastic things can happen!

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Rainforest Discovery

Ages 5 - 14

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: We're going on an exciting journey through this important ecosystem. Learn about the layers of the rainforest while getting hands-on with our animal team members.

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Senses & Textures

Ages 3 - 7

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

 

OVERVIEW:  Humans have five senses; sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Do our ZooLab animals have the same senses? How do their senses help them live in their habitats?

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The ZooLab Bug Hunt

Ages 3 - 11

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: We all know that children are more active when they play outdoors; it is essential for their healthy development and enjoyment of childhood.

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Wriggle & Crawl

Ages 2 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Wriggle and Crawl is a fun, exercise based workshop designed to get young children active! Hop like a frog and join the Millipede Conga!

Primary Workshops

CHECK OUT OUR STORYBOOK WORKSHOPS

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Ben in the Glen

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  Follow Ben through the glen as he explores the changes of the seasons and the variety of wildlife at different times of year. You get to discover our ZooLab animals!

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Jane’s Easter Egg

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

 

OVERVIEW:  This egg-citing storybook egg-stravaganza follows Jane on a chocolate egg hunt. Along the way, she asks the farm animals have they seen her chocolate egg. Where could it be?

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Nature Town

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  This rhyming adventure follows eco-warriors in a crusade to help their local wildlife - investigating issues of pollution and litter. What can they do to help clean up?

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Story Creators

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  Get reading this summer with our new workshop: Story Creators! Help guide Norm the millipede on his epic journey to find a WILD story to write about. Where will he end up? 

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The Zagaro

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  Our rat protagonist meets a host of weird and wonderful animals and uses their characteristics to create an imaginary monster. Meet some real animals along the way!

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Zoo On The Broom

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: This rhyming story follows our friendly witch Zog on her broomstick ride through towns, forests and bog. Soon, her broom starts to resemble a zoo!

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Henry's Senses

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

 

OVERVIEW: Our story is about Henry (and his pet rat, called Beans). Together, they learn about all they animals that they meet whilst exploring local habitats, big and small! 

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Morpho the Munching Millipede

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

 

OVERVIEW: ‘Morpho the Munching Millipede’ travels through a week-long adventure, meeting a variety of exciting and awe-inspiring ZooLab animals.

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Speedy The Snail

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  A story-based active-learning workshop for younger children lets them contribute to a story whilst acting out dialogue with movement and mime. 

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The Last Present

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  Join ZooLab on a festive adventure told through storytelling, rhyme, and animal encounters! Join Santa as he searches for the recipient of an undelivered present in his sack.

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Zola The Kindhearted Elf

Ages 1 - 5

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Join Zola the Elf on a wonderful Christmas adventure as we help her deliver presents to children all over the world. Perfect for an end of term treat.

Animal Trivia
NEW!
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All ages.

We’ve stripped things back to basics with our new Animal Trivia workshop. 

 

This workshop is all about getting up-close, hands-on with our ZooLab animals whilst learning fun and interesting trivia facts. 

Our new value range workshop does not include lesson plans, educational resources or learning outcomes - just some amazing animal encounters with our ZooLab team. 

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