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

A young boy and an older girl play on a grassy patch filled with exotic animals

WE'RE WILD ABOUT PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION!

The early educational development of a child is a crucial phase where they discover the world through play and hands on learning.

 

ZooLab workshops provide children with a rich variety of play activities and learning experiences in a safe, secure, and stimulating environment under the supervision and guidance of our expert ZooLab presenter. 

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Bearded Dragon
Primary school boy with backpack on
Brown Rat

"Thank you so much! We enjoyed having Zoo Lab 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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All of our Rangers
are fully licenced

The well-being of our animals is our priory and as such all our relevant Rangers are fully licenced. We support The Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 which ensures high standards of animal welfare.

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Our workshops help
pupils develop & grow

The role of primary education is to nurture and develop pupils cognitive, social, emotional, cultural skills. ZooLab’s Primary workshops are curriculum-driven; delivering fun, educational experiences.

MEET THE ANIMALS

Giant African land snail

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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ZooLab Ranger Domanique

CHECK OUT OUR WORKSHOPS

Our educational workshops hit curriculum outcomes

MEET THE GANG!

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Our ZooLab characters are excited to meet you!

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CHECK OUT OUR PRIMARY SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

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FIND OUT MORE
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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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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)!

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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!

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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: Go on an action-packed adventure through the rainforest layers with ZooLab’s expert Ranger! Explore the layers to uncover exotic critters.

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Rainforest Unwrapped

Ages 5 - 14

DURATION: 1 hour 30 minutes

OVERVIEW: The rainforest supplies us with a plethora of day to day items - things including wood, medicine and food - but at what price?

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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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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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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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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

EYFS - Year 6

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

 

OVERVIEW: Minibeasts have existed for around 550 million years and make up approximately 97% of creatures on Earth! 

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Predators, Prey & 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: ZooLab’s intrepid Ranger takes you on an exciting journey through this important ecosystem from the comfort of your classroom.

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Senses & Textures

Ages 3 - 7

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  Humans have five senses; we use our eyes for sight, our ears for hearing, our nose for smell, our tongue for taste, and our skin for touch.

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Wriggle & Crawl

Ages 3 - 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!

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