Join the expert Zoo Keeper Team as you tour our tropical zoo, meeting many of our wonderful animals along the way. You will get close up views of the animals, see feeding experiences, learn amazing facts about each, before finishing with a Q&A with the experts.
These tours can be catered to meet your learning outcomes and can be booked for either 30 or 60 minutes. Large numbers can be virtually accommodated so get in touch now if your family, club or group would like to partake in this online adventure. Please enquire for more details and to discuss your specific requirements.
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Curriculum topics available: Team building.Our workshops delve into citizenship by giving pupils and idea of their place in the world, and that their own choices can have far reaching impacts on tropical rainforests. We also discuss some indigenous tribes, and their uses of the fauna and flora.
Curriculum topics available: Drawing.Schools can enrich their art programmes with a visit to Plantasia. With the vast array of foliage and animals there is something to draw or grow inspiration from anywhere. We have provided leaves, animals and objects for schools to use to focus their drawings.
Curriculum topics available: Plants, Animals including humans, Living things and habitats, Life Cycles, Minibeasts, Habitats, Ecology and environment.Throughout our choice of workshops and tours we delve into plants and their biology (Including seed germination), animal diversity and where they come from, habitats and how animals are adapted to where they live, how our choices affect the natural world, and the role of zoos in conservation.
Curriculum topics available: Rainforest, Climate change, Conservation.The rainforest is very topical for environmental geography. Whilst meeting some of the animals from the rainforest, you can compare them with animals from the desert, and how different each of those environments are. We discuss our impacts on the rainforest, what that may mean for us in the future and why it is important to conserve these areas.
Up to 60 for workshops, or 100 for self guided exploration*
*Universities may be asked to stagger student entry for Covid secure restrictions
Yes. Our spacious education room can be set up with large tables and chairs. It contains storage areas for children's luggage, and a tv screen for USB presentations. The room will be closed to the general public for the duration of your time at Plantasia Tropical Zoo.
Yes, but we prefer schools have a designated First Aider with the party
Plantasia is a Tropical Rainforest Zoo in the heart of Swansea City Centre. Being in existence for 30 years we have strong educational links, and a varied programme to offer all schools.
Schools visiting can choose from self guided exploration, or curriculum linked workshops and tours. We also offer an opportunity to bring our workshops and animals to you as part of our Plantasia on the Road programme. We can tailor our workshops to emphasise your particular needs and focus!
We are also offering new virtual tours to bring the zoo to you! Come take a virtual tour through Plantasia from the comfort of your classroom and meet a variety of our animals in our Highlights tour. Or, delve into our deadly dozen and learn about animal and plant adaptations and behaviour. Just like our other workshops, these can be tailored to meet your needs. There is no such thing as a stupid question, so ask our dedicated and enthusiastic zoo & education team about our animals!
Our newest development is the Grow Your Imagination Program which schools can join. It is a developing partnership program with links to local conservation groups and charities to deliver hands on conservation/ environmental based workshops for free to schools. This is a new and exciting program currently in development. If this is of interest to your school or eco council then please contact us.
"This is the first time I have been since Plantasia has been refurbished. I took my class for a visit. I have to say that the place has hugely improved. All the staff are much more enthusiastic and were great with my students. Plus the place itself has improved and the animal enclosures are much better. I'm planning to come back with my young children in the New Year. I'll probably buy an annual membership so we can pop in whenever we are near by and it will make it more economical.
Thanks you for a lovely afternoon and thank you to the animal handlers for sharing your passion with my students."
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