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Discovery sessions

Our discovery sessions include an interactive learning session in a classroom setting with worksheets. Students will also meet some of our small education animals.

Choose from three discovery sessions: saver, summer, or enhanced. Sessions are available at different times of the year. Each session hosts a maximum of 35 students.

Session Availability  Time Location  Price 
Summer discovery session
Inspire your students with our classroom-based session which includes meeting our education animals
April -
Zoo classroom £6.50 per student

 £12 per additional teacher*
Saver discovery session
Make a saving by booking our classroom-based session during our off-peak season
September - March
Zoo classroom £6 per student

 £11 per additional teacher *
Enhanced discovery session
Enhance your classroom learning by including a guided on-site element
September - March Morning and afternoon sessions are available with flexibility to suit you.   Zoo classroom and in the zoo £7 per student

£12 per additional teacher*

Price includes admission into Belfast Zoo. We are delighted to offer complimentary teacher access as follows *:

  • Nursery - one teacher up to every six students
  • Foundation - one teacher up to every ten students
  • Key Stage One and Two - one teacher up to every 15 students
  • Key Stage Three and Four - one teacher up to every 20 students
  • Post - 16 - one teacher up to every 20 students

Complimentary access for three teachers is provided as standard for Saver Discovery Sessions.

Health and safety

To help keep everyone safe during visits, we’ve carried out a risk assessment which explains any potential hazards.

Discovery session risk assessments (Word - 79KB)

More information

Download our education service brochure (PDF - 5.4MB)

For more information, call us on 028 9077 6277 (extensions 204 or 228).