School groups

Fun ways to discover and understand the animal world!

As special places for learning all about wild animals, zoos play a fundamental educational role.

La Barben zoo is committed to helping its visitors to understand, respect and protect wild animals and their environment. As part of this commitment, the zoo offers a variety of tools designed for pupils of all ages to discover the animal world and raise awareness of the need to protect the environment.

Educational panels

Placed next to every enclosure, these panels provide information on the animals and their conservation.

Meet the keeper

Discover the secrets of a variety of fascinating animals: lifestyle, diet, behaviours… These sessions are an opportunity to observe, discuss and learn, with the family or in a group.

Animals and times: in the events diary on our website or when you arrive at the zoo. School groups are offered ‘meet the keeper’ sessions throughout the year. Please request this when you book.

SCHOOL GROUP RATES

€7
per child

 €10.50
per adult

 Gratuités
1 helper free for every 5 nursery children
1 helper free for every 10 pupils from primary, middle or secondary schools and holiday centres

A practical suggestion: the picnic basket!

If you want to travel light, we can provide a picnic basket for you!
Please place your order 48 hrs in advance, by fax on 04.90.55.79.08 (please note, the number of picnics ordered will be the number invoiced).

Charge: €6 / person

Educational booklets to download

Fun and educational, the zoo has created these booklets to help children to learn more about the animals and discover the living world


Suitable for children of all ages, it is designed to be taken with you as you visit the zoo.


Suitable for nursery school children, it is a first introduction to the animal world.


Designed for older nursery school children to early primary (5-7)


Designed for pupils aged 8-11

These three booklets are designed to be enjoyed by children before and after their visit to the zoo.
Printed versions of all four booklets are also available from the zoo reception for €4.

Educational workshops

Designed for schoolchildren (from nursery to middle school), these workshops cover a range of animal-related themes in a clear and fun way and aim to raise awareness of environmental issues and eco-responsibility. A number of subjects are offered, in line with the school curriculum: diet, classification, the threats facing animals in the wild, the work of the zoo… To take part in these workshops, places must be booked in advance with our education department.

PREPARING YOUR VISIT

We offer a series of open days to help you prepare your visit. One of our education officers will show you the various options and tools available to you and answer any questions you might have. You will also be given time to explore the zoo.

Dates available:

  • Wednesday 18 March 2015
  • Saturday 21 March 2015
  • Wednesday 01 April 2015
  • Saturday 18 April 2015

These days are free of charge and exclusively for teachers, who must book in advance.

For more information on the educational workshops:

Our education department will be happy to advise you: pedagogie@zoolabarben.com

Please familiarise yourself with our visitor regulations as all ages are asked to comply with them!