Learning can be exciting and experiential at Singapore Zoo. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, our programmes connect students with wildlife, plant life, culture, civilisation, environmental science and conservation issues.

Indoor

Enrichment

Animal Weaponry

AUDITORIUM @ LEARNING CENTRE (WILDLIFE LEARNING CENTRE)
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

Beaks, claws, horns and tusks! In a world where only the fittest survive, these ‘weapons’ come in handy for animals. Find out how they use them to fight for a chance to mate, to establish territory and to get food. But animals have also been used in military operations and border controls. Let‘s take a look at how animals have helped man survive in his world.

Programme objectives are to:

  • Understand how forms and structures are related to functions
  • Appreciate the wide range of Nature‘s weapons in the animal kingdom
  • Learn how animals have helped man in times of war and peace
  • Learn how nature has been adopted to provide cutting-edge military technologies

Suggested activities:

  • Students are to research the various species of animals used in warfare during ancient times as well as in modern day
  • Discuss with students what are the implications of using animals for war and how effective are these choices
Local schools Free
Programme fees are excluding admission charges to Singapore Zoo

Endangered Animals

AUDITORIUM @ LEARNING CENTRE (WILDLIFE LEARNING CENTRE)
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

Many animal species are facing a bleak future. Extinction beckons if nothing is done to save them. This programme highlights some seriously endangered animals and discusses the threats to their survival in the wild.

Programme objectives are to:

  • Understand why animals become endangered
  • Learn what man can to protect and conserve threatened wildlife

Suggested activities:

  • Visit the elephant, white tiger, orangutan, frog and white rhinos in the zoo
  • Get students to identify the causes of these species’ endangerment, and present how they can save these animals from extinction
Local schools Free
Programme fees are excluding admission charges to Singapore Zoo

Genetics in the Animal World

AUDITORIUM @ LEARNING CENTRE (WILDLIFE LEARNING CENTRE)
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

Why are some black bears white in colour and some cheetahs stripy? How did a wing defect in Hawaiian crickets save the entire population from extinction? In this programme, find out why there are genetic differences among animals and how genetic variation has affected the survival of whole animal populations. Learn how our wildlife parks use this knowledge to keep our animal collections healthy.

Programme objectives are to:

  • Understand that genes are passed down from parents to offspring
  • Understand the concept of mutation and variation within a specie

Suggested activities:

  • Encourage students to research further on related genetic topics such as saving endangered species through frozen cells, stem cell therapy, cloning, genetically modified food, etc.
  • Facilitate discussion on their research
Local schools Free
Programme fees are excluding admission charges to Singapore Zoo

Singapore Wildlife

AUDITORIUM @ LEARNING CENTRE (WILDLIFE LEARNING CENTRE)
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

Knowing our natural heritage is also a part of understanding our history. Learn about how some of our native wildlife still persist despite the loss of about 95% of our original forests, and discover how we can help protect them for the future.

Programme objectives are to:

  • Appreciate Singapore‘s rich biodiversity and its significance to our heritage
  • Learn practical ways to protect and conserve our wildlife

Suggested activities:

  • Students are to research on a mammal, a bird, a reptile, an amphibian or an invertebrate species that can be found in Singapore
  • They are to present how best they can save their selected species
Local schools Free
Programme fees are excluding admission charges to Singapore Zoo

Why Conserve?

AUDITORIUM @ LEARNING CENTRE (WILDLIFE LEARNING CENTRE)
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

At Wildlife Reserves Singapore, we work hard to conserve wildlife and wild habitats for future generations. Find out about the environmental challenges we face, how we strive to overcome them and why it is important for us and other wildlife organisations to succeed. We also share our success stories and ongoing conservation projects, as well as tips on how everyone can do their part in wildlife conservation and environmental preservation.

Programme objectives are to:

  • Understand the inseparable relationship between nature and human survival
  • Find out the causes of habitat destruction and its consequences on living things, including humans
  • Learn about the ways in which Wildlife Reserves Singapore supports the conservation of wildlife and wild habitats
Local schools Free
Programme fees are excluding admission charges to Singapore Zoo

Wild Love

AUDITORIUM @ LEARNING CENTRE (WILDLIFE LEARNING CENTRE)
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

What does it mean to be ‘in love’ in the animal kingdom? Learn about how animals, despite not being able to talk, use smells, sounds and actions to communicate to members of the opposite sex. Discover how some species use ‘romantic gestures’ such as presenting gifts of food or doing a song and dance to attract a mate, while others have it easier and simply meet to mate!

Programme objectives are to:

  • Understand the importance of finding a mate in the animal kingdom
  • Appreciate the different strategies that animals use to attract their mates
Local schools Free
Programme fees are excluding admission charges to Singapore Zoo

Outdoor

Guided Tour

Fragile Forest Guided Tour

Fragile Forest
45 mins
English
Min 25 people | Max 75 people

Fragile Forest lets gives you multi-dimensional experience of life in a rainforest ecosystem. Walk amidst fascinating flora and come face to face with lemurs, bats, butterflies, birds, tarantulas, snails, millipedes, etc. This tour also demonstrates the importance of rainforests to our lives, and ways you can help to save them.

Local Schools S$ 6 /person
Programme fees are excluding admission charges to Singapore Zoo

Hamadryas Baboons - Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia Guided Tour

Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia
45 mins
English
Min 25 people (1 group) | Max 75 people (3 groups of 25)

This tour is a great way to introduce children to the concept of group interaction. Observe a troop of over 50 hamadryas baboons groom one another, forage together and sometimes squabble with each other over food and mates.  You’ll also encounter black-backed jackals, banded mongooses, and rock hyraxes along the way.

Local Schools S$ 6 /person
Programme fees are excluding admission charges to Singapore Zoo

Rainforest Kidzworld Guided Tour

Rainforest Kidzworld
45 mins
English
Min 25 people | Max 75 people

Meet our resident ponies and falabellas, some of the smallest horses in the world. Learn why and how our keepers groom them, including giving them regular `pedicure’ sessions. Feed the pygmy goats and learn more about their physical characteristics. Finally, get to meet our resident rabbits and understand the importance of responsible pet care.

Local Schools S$ 6 /person
Programme fees are excluding admission charges to Singapore Zoo

Wild Africa Guided Tour

Wild Africa
45 mins
English
Min 25 people | Max 75 people

Meet the world’s fastest and tallest in Wild Africa. Discover how the cheetah is built for speed and why a giraffe’s height isn’t always an advantage. Find out how herbivores stay safe together and how a zebra’s stripes deliver function as well as form. Finally, encounter magnificent white rhinos and learn about the threats they face.

Local Schools S$ 6 /person
Programme fees are excluding admission charges to Singapore Zoo

Animal Hospital Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Wildlife Healthcare & Research Centre
1 hr
English
Min 25 people | Max 40 people

Discover what it takes to meet the health demands of over 10,000 animals at the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, and River Safari! This exclusive tour of our Wildlife Healthcare and Research Centre (fondly known as the Animal Hospital) lets you learn more about the incredible challenges that go into keeping our animals in the pink of health with world-class veterinary care. 

Local Schools S$ 11 /person
Programme fees are excluding admission charges to Singapore Zoo

RepTopia Behind-the-Scenes Tour

RepTopia
1 hr
English
Min 15 people | Max 30 people

Come explore the scaly world of Reptiles! Discover the unique adaptations that allow reptiles to survive in various environments, learn how anti-venom is made, and experience an interactive session with our reptilian ambassador friends.

Local Schools S$ 11 /person
Programme fees are excluding admission charges to Singapore Zoo

Spineless Wonders Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Fragile Forest
1 hr
English
Min 25 people | Max 40 people

Visit the breeding complex of Fragile Forest and discover how we nurture and maintain the lives of butterflies, scorpions, stick insects, and other invertebrates on display. Plus, pet a stick insect and a hissing cockroach if you dare!

Local Schools S$ 11 /person
Programme fees are excluding admission charges to Singapore Zoo

Wild Diets Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Wildlife Nutrition Centre
1 hr
English
Min 25 people | Max 40 people

Did you know: the total amount of leaves and grass eaten by animals at Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, and River Safari is equivalent to the weight of an elephant? Sneak a peek at the inner workings of the Wildlife Nutrition Centre, discover more amazing facts, and find out how we offer world class nutritional care for our living collection in this behind-the-scenes tour!

Local Schools S$ 11 /person

Trashwalk & Sustainability

Singapore Zoo
2 hours
Hands-on
Minimum: 20 pax | Maximum: 80 pax

Take a trashwalk to find out more about waste generation, littering issues, and recycling!

Programme flow:

  • Why bother? - learn about the impact of unsustainable practices
  • Walk the talk! - group up, designate roles, and get hands-on with a trashwalk
  • Analysis and debrief - analyse the collected trash
  • Take a stand 

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain insights into the issues of waste generation in modern living
  • Understand the importance of reducing, recycling, & refusing
  • Appreciate the importance of effective communication & teamwork
  • Be empowered to take positive action for the environment & sustainability
Local Schools S$ 6 /per person

Wildlife Buddies (Student Groups)

Available in Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, or River Safari
service-learning
Minimum: 20 pax | Maximum: 60 pax

Wildlife Buddies are short-term student volunteers who serve as buddies (guides) for their peers, younger students, or the disadvantaged to facilitate meaningful and memorable visits to our parks.

This is most suitable for students who wish to volunteer in groups and give back to the wider community. Training will be provided for participants to qualify as Wildlife Buddies. 

Learning Outcomes :

  • Develop care and concern for other members of the community
  • Acquire skills & knowledge to plan for their own VIA activity 
  • Provide opportunities for students to work with one another 

Conservation Ambassadors

Available in all parks
secondary & above
individual volunteering
service-learning

Conservation ambassadors are youth volunteers who take on the role as guides at our parks. They promote conservation awareness while providing meaningful and memorable wildlife experiences for guests.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain social experience & communicate conservation messages confidently and effectively
  • Become role models to inspire love and care for the natural world
  • Be empowered to take positive action for sustainability

Zoo Goes To School

Talks

Singapore Wildlife

45 minutes
English
Maximum: 1 session per day

Singapore may be a small island, but many wild animals call her home. Ranger Ooz takes you into the Singapore jungle to uncover amazing wild animals big and small. It’s a chance to look closer and discover nature at our doorstep!

This programme is conducted in your school.

S$ 300 /session
A $300 voucher (valid for 6 month from the date of issue) will be issued to the school after receipt of payment and completion of programme.
Currently Unavailable

Scaly Slithering Fun!

45 minutes
English
Maximum: 1 session per day

Join Ranger Ooz on an adventure into the world of reptiles and learn more about our scaly friends!

This programme is conducted in your school.

S$ 300 /session
A $300 voucher (valid for 6 month from the date of issue) will be issued to the school after receipt of payment and completion of programme.
Currently Unavailable

Career Guidance: Together, We Protect Wildlife

45 minutes
English
Maximum: 1 session per day

Ever wondered what goes into the planning of events or campaigns to launch new animal exhibits? Using Kai Kai and Jia Jia the Giant Pandas as a case study, dive deeper into how various divisions work together to bring seamless wildlife experiences to our guests, and inspire them to do their part for conservation. Together, we protect wildlife.

This programme is conducted in your school.

S$ 300 /session
A $300 voucher (valid for 6 month from the date of issue) will be issued to the school after receipt of payment and completion of programme.
Currently Unavailable

Booth: Singapore Wildlife

45 minutes / session
English
Maximum: 2 sessions per day (must be back-to-back)

Singapore may be a small island, but many wild animals call her home. Ranger Ooz takes you into the Singapore jungle to uncover amazing wild animals big and small. It’s a chance to look closer and discover nature at our doorstep!

Booth content components: 

  • Native wildlife specimens
  • Native wildlife & sustainability
  • Animal ambassador interaction

This programme is conducted in your school.

S$ 300 /session
A $300 voucher (valid for 6 month from the date of issue) will be issued to the school after receipt of payment and completion of programme.
Currently Unavailable

Booth: Scaly Slithering Fun!

45 minutes / session
English
Maximum: 2 sessions per day (must be back-to-back)

Join Ranger Ooz on an adventure into the world of reptiles and learn more about our scaly friends!

Booth content components:

  • Reptile specimens
  • Illegal wildlife trade
  • Animal ambassador interaction

This programme is conducted in your school.

S$ 300 /session
A $300 voucher (valid for 6 month from the date of issue) will be issued to the school after receipt of payment and completion of programme.
Currently Unavailable

Booth: Sustainability

45 minutes / session
English
Maximum: 2 sessions per day (must be back-to-back)

Discover how human actions impact aquatic animals and habitats. Learn more about these animals, and how shifting to a more sustainable lifestyle can help protect our environment and life on earth. 

Booth content components:

  • Specimens of animals impacted by aquatic pollution
  • Discover the dangers of single-use plastics
  • Sustainable practices 

This programme is conducted in your school.

S$ 300 /session
A $300 voucher (valid for 6 month from the date of issue) will be issued to the school after receipt of payment and completion of programme.
Currently Unavailable

Adaptations Workshop: Predator vs Prey

1.5 hours / session
English
Maximum pax: 80 pax per session | Maximum sessions: 2 sessions per day

The study of animal adaptations comes to life with the new hands-on Adaptations Workshop! Students are encouraged to observe and compare real animal specimens and develop hypotheses about the animals’ adaptations. After their group discussions, the class convenes to share their observations and inferences. The students will also have an interactive session with our animal ambassador. 

This programme is conducted in your school in a small group setting.

S$ 600 /session
Two $300 voucher (valid for 6 month from the date of issue) will be issued to the school after receipt of payment and completion of programme.
Currently Unavailable

F.A.Q

10:1 ratio is only applicable for local secondary, local junior colleges, and ITE. This ratio for Every group of 10 paying students, 1 adult is entitled to join either our guided tour or lesson for free. This ratio will only apply when schools meet the minimum number of people required. 
Programme pricing is excluding admission rates to Singapore Zoo. 
The programme can still go on. However, the school must still pay for the minimum number of people required even if the actual number falls short.
No, please look out for our email to you. If the preferred time selected is available, we will send you a booking confirmation email. If the slot is already taken up, we will email you to advise alternatives.
Outdoor learning sessions are weather permitting. In the event of wet weather, the Education department reserves the right to replace the affected outdoor programme with an indoor programme at the staff’s discretion
The voucher is redeemable for Singapore Zoo admission charges or in-park educational programme fees for school groups. It is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. 
  1. Talks are ideal for assemblies and for addressing an entire cohort within a limited timeframe. Talks follow a 'show-and-tell' format with the use of specimens, an animal ambassador, and mass participation activities. 
  2. Booths place more emphasis on staff-student interaction, hands-on experiences with the specimens, and closer observation of our animal ambassador (where applicable). These are ideal for recesses or school events.
  3. Workshops are catered to older students (upper Primary) in smaller settings. Using inquiry-based approaches, these topics focus on science-process skills, observation, and group discussions. An animal ambassador will also be present.

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