The education centre has a classroom and many bio-artefacts (animal skins, conch shells, coral, skulls, eggs, feathers, etc.), interactive games and art/craft activities for children to get involved in, really bringing the topics to life.
Visitors also have the opportunity to join in our animal handling sessions, which happen at 2.30pm daily at the Children’s Planet Arena, or the Zoo Education Centre (between Muddy Duck Café and the Reptile House) in the event of unsuitable weather. A variety of small animals are available for up-close-and-personal experiences, including snakes, tarantulas, stick insects and giant African land snails. In addition, school groups usually carry out zoo trails within the park. Our trails are a fun way to support the teaching sessions and offer an educational route around the zoo.