Science Investigator

  • Growing - What does a plant need to grow?
  • Animals - How are animals adapted to their environments? What issues have an impact on this?
  • Visit a museum, science centre, zoo, botanical garden, science festival, aquarium, nature reserve or university/school extra-curricular day. 
  • Have a scientist, engineer or medical professional talk to you about their work.
  • Find out about two famous scientists.


Science Investigator Itinerary at Dartmoor Zoo

10:00 – Arrival, Introduction to the Zoo

10:30 – Zoo tour

11:30 – Growing things – Planting flowers and learning about what a plant needs to grow

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – Presentation about working in a Zoo, focus on 2 famous scientists – Darwin/Jane Goodall

14:30 – Close Encounters with a focus on animal adaptations

15:00 – End of day


This itinerary is an example of the sessions we provide, feel free to choose another activity from the list to put into the itinerary for your day.


For booking details or enquiries please contact the education team here.