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Education at Bristol Zoo Gardens

New for 2015 - 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

Pupils enjoying a school trip in Bristol Zoo
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.


Zoolympics trail


Groups out in the Zoo can choose from a selection of self guided trails.



Children enjoying a Bristol Zoo outreach session

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.


 Children watching the seal talk at Bristol Zoo

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)


Spiderphobia courses at Bristol Zoo

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.

Group prices

We offer great discounts of up to 32% on entry prices for groups of 10+ paying visitors.