If you’re planning to bring your pupils to the zoo please take a look at our Activity Sheets. They’re all curriculum relevant for KS2, with a little age-flexibility. You can download these at school and print off those you would like to use. Remember to bring clipboard and pencils.
Durrell is committed to preserving the future of endangered animals. An incredibly important part of this work is raising awareness and educating the next generation of the importance of conservation. Free teaching for Jersey schools thanks to our funders. Jersey schools do not need to book for a visit but teaching bookings must be made at least a week in advance. For other groups, rates for teaching for 2017 are £330 a day. Bookings for overseas must be made and payed for at least 2 months before arrival.
Entry: Jersey schools do not need to book for a general visit, just arrive at the Visitor Centre and sign your class in the register.
Teaching: Free teaching for Jersey schools thanks to our funders. If you want extra teaching with your visit this must be booked at least a week in advance.
There are various picnic benches around the park for school groups to use for snacks and lunches. Please do not consume your own refreshments in the restaurant. If it is raining there are various under cover areas for eating – Orangutan long house, Bears Cloud Forest or the Discovery Centre foyer.
Bags can be dropped off in the school entrance of the Discovery Centre. To guaranty this we recommend you pre-arranged the use of this area before your visit.
Keeper talks: Visit the animals at feeding times by going to a keeper talk. Meet the keepers and learn more about the animals we look after. The schedule are found here.
Science bench: Come see how our field staff monitor wildlife and try it out for yourself. Drop in to the PRP between 10:00 and 12:00.
Durrell Movie: Drop in to watch what is happening in our field programmes around the world. All day in the Discovery Centre.
Gerald Durrell exhibition: See the time line of Gerald Durrell’s life from when he was a young boy on Corfu to setting up Jersey Zoo. Drop in between 11:30 -16:30.