ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Open the door to acres and acres of adventure and enter the UK's biggest zoo. Home to animals including elephants, rhinos and hippos, a visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo can get your class close to some of the world's biggest creatures. With free daily talks and events and downloadable self-guided resources, your class will be fully engaged in their visit and amazed at the animal life they will encounter.

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    The indoor Butterfly exhibit will bring students through the lifecycle of butterflies from pupae to adult, showcasing colour, camouflage and complex patterns. Check out our new Lifecycles education session that helps students understand lifecycles and get to participate in hands on, interactive games to reinforce their learning.

    Schools sessions
    Enhance your day with an exciting education session from our award-winning Discovery and Learning team. Your students will have the opportunity to develop skills and explore concepts around evolution, biodiversity, climate change and conservation with sessions such as ‘On the Edge, ‘Classification and ‘Habitats’

    Designed to link with the national curriculum and exam board syllabi these sessions provide enjoyable hands on experiences, delivered by our discovery and learning team. Your students will have the chance to use objects from the natural world to in a unique learning environment with Whipsnade’s Discovery & Learning Team.

    Free talks and shows
    Get ready for an unforgettable experience. Explore free talks and shows and get ready for an unforgettable experience. ‘Sealion Splash’ ‘Birds of the World’ and ‘Bear Brunch’ will give your students the opportunity to see our animals up close and and hear our informative keeper talks.

    Free self-guided resources
    Investigate the Zoo with our wide selection of free self-guided resources as your class tours around the Zoo. These complement our schools sessions and are developed to link to National Curriculum and Exam Board syllabi.

    Once you book you are entitled to a free pre-visit to make sure your trip is well planned and you have everything you need for an enjoyable trip.

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    Opening Times

    ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is open from 10am every day of the year (except Christmas Day) with seasonal closing times.


    Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF

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