Whether before a visit to the zoo, after a visit or just in your everyday learning, we want to make sure you have everything you need to help young people explore the natural world and discover how they can work for wildlife. 

Animal activities to support your learning

Student exploring the rainforest with a spotters guide resource
Animal activities to support your learning

Teaching resources

Bring your learning to life with activities which capture your students imagination and deepen their appreciation of the natural world.

Online Learning

We can bring the Zoo to you! Explore our range of online and virtual learning opportunities. Online careers workshops and Scientist In Your Classroom run from London Zoo, whilst many of our Digital Outreach Workshops (currently available for KS1-2) run from our sister site, Whipsnade Zoo, in Bedfordshire.

    Keeper with okapi at London Zoo
    Learn about working for wildlife

    Careers Talks, Courses and Events

    Helping young people explore what future might be possible for them, as well as related courses to enable them to gain the necessary experience and employability skills to achieve their goals. 

    Scientist in your classroom
    Meet a scientist

    Scientist in your classroom

    Our scientists and conservationists are here to answer your burning questions, from careers advice to their most memorable moments out in the field.

    Sam at Penguins WZ doing Digital Outreach Workshop
    Wildlife workshops

    Digital Outreach Workshops from Whipsnade Zoo

    Our sister Zoo, Whipsnade, run digital outreach workshops to connect your classroom with nature.

    Animal Careers Conference
    Join us Feb 2023

    FREE ZSL Animal Careers Conference

    The perfect event for anyone looking to pursue an animal-related career.

The 2023 Prince Philip Award & Marsh Prize for studies in animal biology

Do you have any budding scientists? ZSL's Prince Philip Award and Marsh Prize is a great opportunity to present an account of practical work involving some aspect of animal biology. Open to students under 19 years old, entrants showcase their work to a panel of scientists and education officers.  The winner receives a monetary prize (£600) and a certificate. Also looks impressive on a university personal statement. For more information, please visit Prince Philip Award and Marsh Prize Guidelines 2023. Closing date for entries 15 January 2024.

A mountain chicken frog sitting on leaves

Our Zoo

  • Sumatran tiger Asim in his Tiger Territory home
    Discover facts about our animals


    Get closer to nature and meet our amazing animals, from tiny marching leafcutter ants to a giant 193kg silverback gorilla.

  • Asiatic lion Bhanu with his mouth open as he yawns
    New arrivals, conservation and animal play

    Zoo Stories

    From the fresh pitter patter of tiny feet to massive new arrivals, get the latest news from the Zoo and beyond.

  • Black and white photo of giraffes at Decimus Burton's Giraffe House
    Making conservation history

    History of London Zoo

    We’ve been building stronger connections to wildlife for 200 years, deepening understanding of the natural world to shape a healthier, fairer and better future for us all. We won’t stop until that future is here.