Primary 1-3 lesson programme
Build a Zoo
Find out about the design of the enclosures for animals, what keeps our animals happy and what all captive animals need. This session includes a tour of some of our animal enclosures where the features will be described and the five freedoms of captive animals can be explained. The session will finish with the students designing their own enclosure, including rough measurements.
An introduction to the threats faced by animals in the wild today and the work being done to stop them becoming extinct.
Available at Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park
Suitable for Primary 1 to 3
Join us on a tour of some of the animal that live in the Day Zoo and then journey into the imagination with a trip to the Night Zoo. Children will learn about the Night Zoo and some of it's residents and then they will create their very own character.
An introduction to life in the Scottish forest and the diversity of animals living there. Children discover the structure and biodiversity of forests through activities and discussion. They will have the chance to observe and handle mini-beasts as well as some of our unique biofacts such as feathers.
Take a guided walking tour around some of our amazing animals.
Available at both Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo.
Maximum Class Size: 25
A guided bus tour around the main reserve is available on request as an alternative to a walking tour.
Suitable for all ages
Discover the music our animals make and create some of your own using reusable and recyclable materials.