School Visits

Dublin Zoo welcomes over 65,000 learners a year. From pre-school to primary and secondary school and right up to third level, there is always something to learn in the living classroom that is Dublin Zoo.

Our experienced and passionate Discovery and Learning team deliver both formal and informal education programmes around Dublin Zoo to meet the needs of the group, with a number of programmes linking directly to the national curriculum.

School Visits

Dublin Zoo welcomes over 65,000 learners a year. From pre-school to primary and secondary school and right up to third level, there is always something to learn in the living classroom that is Dublin Zoo.

Our experienced and passionate Discovery and Learning team deliver both formal and informal education programmes around Dublin Zoo to meet the needs of the group, with a number of programmes linking directly to the national curriculum.

Pre-school Learning

The early years are an important stage in children’s lives when they find out about and make sense of their surroundings by interacting with others. Dublin Zoo now offers four pre-school programmes: Wonderful Wildlife, Dinosaur Explorer, Farmtastic Food and Winter Woolies

Pre-school courses

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Primary School Learning

The Discovery and Learning Department at Dublin Zoo has an exciting range of DPSM accredited programmes for primary schools. Designed to tie in with the SESE curriculum, our unique sessions give students from junior infants to sixth class a greater appreciation for native and worldwide wildlife. 

Primary school courses

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Secondary School Learning

Spanning topics from evolution to sustainability to ecology, the Dublin Zoo secondary school programmes offer a wide range of topics suited to the national curriculum. Get your class out and about in the zoo for some interactive and novel learning experiences.

Secondary school courses

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QQI and Third Level Learning

The Discovery and Learning Team can provide tailor-made modules to suit the needs of any student. We cover topics such from animal behaviour and management to conservation and biodiversity to taxonomy and evolution. We also offer a state-of-the-art lecture theatre which can host up to 120 students. 

QQI and Third Level Learning Options

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