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Animal Academy

Animal Academy at BCA Zoo:

Animal Academy will be running as a single day course from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm offering children the chance to come and learn all about the different animals we keep here at BCA.

Students will spend time on each of our three key sections, livestock, exotics (reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates) and the zoo courtyard. They will be expected to get stuck in learning a range of skills from animal husbandry such as cleaning and feeding to health checks and handling along the way.

Overalls will be provided for this course and students will receive a certificate at the end of the day.

From 3:30 pm parents/carers are welcome to come along to watch the last activity of the day. Please note due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 2 spectators per child may attend.

This encounter is suitable for 7 – 13-year-olds. Groups will consist of 6 children.

This encounter runs from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm with up to an hour for lunch. Please ensure your child brings a packed lunch with them as no food will be available on the day.

You are welcome to bring cameras with you to take photos however BCA accepts no liability for damage to goods.

Regardless of age please ensure your child brings a facemask with them on the day. Children aged 11+ must wear a face mask when in indoor spaces, if children aged 11+ are not willing to wear a mask for parts of the day whilst indoors they will not be able to participate.

All children will need to wear a face mask when in with any of our primates regardless of age. If they are unable to wear a mask they will be unable to go in with any of our primates.

T&C’s apply.

Photos by Dan Tsantilis

Please note we are extremely busy at the moment so we have limited availability for activities.