Bristol Zoo brings learning to life through our unique range of education sessions. Delivered by our dynamic and highly skilled education team, we strive to offer a hands-on learning experience for all ages and abilities.

Linked to a range of curriculums and programmes of study, our sessions deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts (skulls, skins, and stuffed specimens) and multimedia.

If you would like to know more or would like to book a session, please call 0117 4285 300 or email



Subjects covered:

  • Basic needs of animals for survival and how animals are suited to their habitats
  • Characteristics of two contrasting habitat types – you may choose from rainforest, polar, desert, coral reef and native woodland
  • Microhabitats and protection of habitats

Rainforest experience

The group enters a rainforest clearing to the sounds of the jungle

Subjects covered:

  • Features of rainforests, including weather and locations
  • How animals are suited to the rainforest habitat
  • Human use of rainforests and protecting rainforests

Polar experience

(Available November to Easter)

A polar explorer greets the group and takes them on a journey through the planet’s polar regions.

Subjects covered:

  • How animals and explorers survive in cold habitats
  • Features of the polar regions, including weather and locations of the North and South pole
  • The life of an Antarctic penguin through the seasons 

Download a PDF of our KS1 education sessions here.

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