Discovery & Learning

Bringing the Natural World into the Classroom

With the largest collection of big cats in the South West we are an amazing location for your next school trip.

We’re confident that whatever your educational requirements, we can deliver a fun, challenging experience that will help you achieve your goals and make your school visit a day to remember. Use the links to the left to navigate our Discovery and Learning programme.

How to Book

Bookng a school visit to Dartmoor Zoo could not be easier!

The easiest way to book is to complete the attached booking form and email to education@dartmoorzoo.co.uk

Schools Visit Booking Form

Schools Outreach Booking Form

School Groups Risk Assessment

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Guidelines

Alternatively you can book by phone:

Call: 01752 837645

Open: Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)


School Groups

Set in a unique location, Dartmoor Zoo offers a wide range of workshops designated to inspire students to learn about the animal’s world, conservation and our native wildlife.

Zoo Conservation Academy

Here at Dartmoor Zoo we are passionate about the natural world and think the best way to understand our wonderful wild places is to get out in them! We offer a range of activities from snooze at the zoo, school clubs, scout and guide badge days and our award winning holiday clubs…check them out!

Level 3 Zoo Management

Do you want to be a Zoo Keeper?
The Level 3 in Zoo management is a two year course aimed at both school leavers and those wishing to pursue a career within the zoo industry. Taught at Dartmoor Zoo with a guaranteed placement with our keeper team.

Work Experience at Dartmoor Zoo

Thinking of a career in Animal Management? Want to boost your CV? Here at Dartmoor Zoo we are delighted to offer Work Experience placements for students in the local area.