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With over 120 species to discover, Belfast Zoo is the perfect setting for your next educational field trip. We deliver a range of educational programmes that meet current curriculum requirements, with options to suit all ages and abilities.

Our education animals include:

  • Sanchez the leopard gecko
  • Sasha the royal python
  • African pygmy hedgehogs
  • Stick insects
  • White's tree frogs

Whether you’re interested in our curriculum-led sessions delivered by zoo staff, prefer your own self-guided visit or would even like the zoo to come to you, we have great options for a ZOOPER learning experience. Choose from:

For more information you can contact our education team by emailing or call 028 9077 6277 (extension 204 or 228).

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Discovery sessions

Our discovery sessions include an interactive learning session in a classroom setting with worksheets. Students will also meet some of our small education animals.

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Self-guided visits

Our self-guided visits allow you to explore the zoo at your leisure and are not hosted by zoo staff.

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Outreach visits

If you can’t make it to Belfast Zoo for your learning experience, then let us bring the zoo to you. Our education team can provide outreach visits at a venue of your choice. 

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How to book

Contact our education team today to discuss which learning session is most suitable for your class.

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Prices and essential information

How much our sessions cost and what you need to know.

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We received feedback from school groups on educational visits who enjoyed their trip to the zoo.

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