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Baby Chicks

Springtime Workshop

The springtime workshop allows children to discover the life cycles of animals.

Discovery Zoo will use a selection of animals from meet the animals to explain the life cycles of many different kinds of animals.

The children discover what kinds of animals hatch from eggs and what kind of animals are born live.

During this workshop children are given the opportunity to hold eggs, selected baby animals and selected adult animals (baby chicks available upon request).

Spring time animals

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Giant African Land Snail

Mini Beasts

This workshop is suitable for nursery,reception,year 1 and year 2 children.
Young children find mini-beasts fascinating. Invite discovery zoo into your classroom or nursery and really bring this subject to life.

A trained animal presenter will explain why mini-beasts do not have any bones in their bodies and allow the children the chance to discover amazing live mini-beasts from all corners of the world without having to leave the safety of the classroom or nursery. Be sure to have your camera ready as you can make a great display after our visit. A range of mini-beasts from "Meet the Animals" are used in this workshop.

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Captain Cook and the Endeavour

Captain James Cook - Voyage of Discovery

This is a Curriculum based workshop which follows the voyage of Captain James Cook and the famous scientist Joseph Banks in the age of enlightenment as they set sail on the ship Endeavour upon their epic voyage of Discovery.

Extensive research was carried out to provide accurate dates and information within this workshop. Some of the presenters who deliver the information followed the Epic Voyage themselves visiting some of the places that Captain James Cook discovered, named and mapped. Learn about some of the animals seen by Captain Cook and his crew for the first time.

Set sail with Discovery Zoo and we will bring history, Geography and Science to life with the use of live animals within the safety of the classroom.

The above is also available in out-of-school clubs and libraries.

Check out the Captain Cook society homepage for more information on Captain Cook and the animals featured in this workshop - Click Here

Rat Deaths Head Cockroach Blue Tongued Skink

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Chilean Rose Tarantula


Discovery Zoo explores the worlds rainforests and explains that all of the worlds rainforests are in-between the tropics of cancer and capricorn,we talk about temperatures on and around the equator.

Using live animals we travel through the different layers of the rainforests and discover many different habitats in which these animals live.

Leaf Mimic

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Food Chains

Discovery zoo builds a food chain starting with the process of photosynthesis. We explain the importance of food chains and how all living things depend upon each other for survival.

Food Chain

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Discovery zoo uses a selection of live invertebrates and vertebrates to group and sub group some of these amazing animals.




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Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle

This workshop follows the voyage of the Beagle and looks at some of the most important Discoveries by Charles Darwin. Discovery Zoo uses a selection of live animals to explain Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and the origin of species through natural selection, looking at how certain animals have adapted to different habitats.

Charles Darwin Discoveries, the Corn Snake and Blue Tongued Skink

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Camouflage and Mimicry

Discovery Zoo uses some amazing live animals to study the importance of camouflage and mimicry in the wild. This workshop discusses 'kinematics' the word used to describe how some animals disguise themselves when moving through their natural habitats. Mimicry is used in a situation where a harmless species has evolved to imitate the warning signals of a harmful species directed at a common predator.

Camouflage and Mimicry in the wild

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Discount is available on block bookings please contact us for a quote.

Discovery Zoo is based in the North East of England. Prices may vary for bookings outside this area. Please contact us for more details.

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