Home School Hub at Dublin Zoo
Dublin Zoo and RTÉ Home School Hub have teamed up to bring the Zoo to you so you can visit all of your favourite animals while learning all about them!
Check out the videos and the accompanying activity sheets below.
We hope you will join us to take part in the fun!
We’re delighted to welcome the Home School Hub back to Dublin Zoo this week!
It’s time to meet the macaque family!
Sulawesi-crested macaques are primates. Primates are a large group of animals that include lemurs, apes and monkeys. There are lots of primates at Dublin Zoo. Can you work out who they are? Download the activity sheet to find out.
What’s the difference between a turtle and a tortoise?
Design your own turtle shell! Just download the activity sheet here.
Can you name the famous features of the animals in the activity sheet? Download it here!
Ring-tailed lemur and red-ruffed lemur
Find out how to design your very own lemur mask here.
This visit to Dublin Zoo requires a bit of imagination as the creatures we are talking about are not here anymore. We are talking about Dinosaurs!
Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she tells us how to identify different species of rhino, including the Southern white rhino that lives at Dublin Zoo.
Eastern bongo and okapi
Did you know that the bongo is the largest and heaviest forest antelope? Join John in the Discovery and Learning Team as he introduces us to the Eastern bongo and okapi at Dublin Zoo.
Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team and the pride of Asian lions at Dublin Zoo as they explore some scent enrichment in their habitat.
Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she introduces us to Niamh the Amur Tiger.
Now that you know more about these hunters why not try to make your own scent trail. Download the worksheet here.
Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she tells us all about these animals who are equipped to deal with all kinds of cold weather, with their big coat and a long tail that can be used as a scarf – the red panda.
Click here to download a make your own red panda mask worksheet.
Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she shows you how to tell the difference between a monkey and an ape and visits the Western lowland gorillas.
If you want to eat like Bangui the Western lowland gorilla – who has a really healthy diet that includes plenty of colourful vegetables like peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, berries and lettuce – then check out the activity sheet here.
Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she visits the animals in the African Savanna!
Would you like to create your own animal habitat? Download the activity sheet here which is full of tips and tricks to help you.
Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she visits the herd of Asian elephants and teaches us how they communicate with eachother.
Download the activity sheet to play an animal communication game here.
California sealions and Humboldt penguins
Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she visits the colony of California sealions and Humboldt penguins and teaches us about how these magnificent species have adapted to survive.
Create your own animal superhero adaptation by downloading the activity sheet here.
Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she visits the troop of Bornean orangutans and teaches us about the importance of animal enrichment.
Learn to create your very own animal enrichment items for your pets at home by downloading the activity sheet here.