2014 Update - Bristol Zoo Education Visits
Over the last 20 years Bristol Zoo has developed a very successful education programme, and alongside delivering education sessions, we are now delivering a number of Higher Education courses in conjunction with local Universities. The existing building is too small for the number of sessions that we run as well as the number of courses we have been requested to teach.
A building extension, providing us with more teaching space, is now in progress and is due to continue throughout the autumn and into winter 2014. We can accept bookings throughout this period and much will remain the same. You will be advised of any particular changes when you enquire about making a booking. In addition, we are also able to offer new and exciting Zoo Tours, where groups get to see the Zoo in a different light and gain some expert knowledge from our team of Education Officers.
New for 2014 - Animals vs Robots
Bristol Zoo education section has teamed up Bristol Robotics Laboratory and will be offering Zoo-based sessions on biomimetics starting in November 2014.
For more details, go to the Key Stage 3 sessions page. This session is only available for Year 8 & 9 students.
A school trip they'll always remember
If you’re looking for fresh and fun ideas for school trips, find out more about Bristol Zoo’s educational day trips.
As well as being a leading visitor attraction, with over 450 species of animals, in a stunning garden setting, we’re also an award-winning conservation and education charity. This means we’re in a unique position to teach people about biodiversity, conservation and the natural world, making us an ideal destination for an educational school trip
We offer education sessions to groups from Early Years to degree level, from special needs to children’s clubs, on over 40 subjects. Many sessions have downloadable topic-centred notes for teachers to help with ideas on a Zoo visit.
Groups out in the Zoo can choose from a selection of self guided trails.
If you can’t make it to the Zoo for a school trip, but would still like your group to benefit from an education session, we offer a ‘Zoo to you’ outreach service.
We also have animal factsheets that give detailed information of over 100 species we keep in the Zoo, as well as information on habitats, conservation and other zoos. (see Educational resources)
We offer regular spider and snake phobia courses to help people who want to get over their fears. Click here for more information.
If you’re interested in higher education, you can study a foundation degree in Integrated Wildlife Conservation. This is a two year course in partnership with UWE and SGS and is based at the Zoo. For more information, click here.