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Guided tours of the Zoo

Walk through the most interesting places in the Garden. The tour includes the aquarium, the birdhouse, great apes, elephants, rhinoceroses, reptiles, giraffes, lions, a shark and a hippopotamus. Along the way, you can buy souvenirs in one of several stores established in the Garden. This form of touring undoubtedly works best on dry and warm days, as the tour is quite long and most of the animals can be seen outdoors. Due to considerable effort required, the tours are intended for older children, who will be able to cope with the exertion of a two-hour walk across the Zoological Garden.

For whom? Grades 4-6 of primary school,
youth (junior high and high schools)
Duration: 2 hours

THE ZOO THROUGH THE MAGNIFYING GLASS

Not everything we see looks the way we think it does. A closer look at the various objects allows you to discover many secrets about their structure and functions. This is what “The ZOO Through the Magnifying Glass” workshops are all about. The participants have the opportunity to see selected preparations at high magnification, such as a rhinoceros horn, polar bear fur, giraffe tail hair or butterfly wings, while the teacher details the functions and roles of the presented elements in the functioning of living organisms. The possibility of observing fragments of selected objects using a high magnification camera connected to the monitor is an additional attraction of the workshop. At the end of the class, students receive a worksheet, the completion of which allows them to consolidate their knowledge.

For whom? Grades 4-6 of primary school,
youth (junior high and high schools)
Duration: 90 min.

WHY DO THEY NEED A TAIL?

The classes are intended for children in first grades of primary schools. During the multimedia presentation, they learn about the function of tails in selected animals belonging to all groups of vertebrates. During the presentation, the teacher activates the students by asking them numerous questions and encouraging them to give examples and jointly solve problems. The presentation is concluded with a problem that children solve in two teams. After discussing the task, they can take part in the biggest attraction – getting in touch with live snakes. The room where the workshop takes place features numerous exhibits, such as stuffed birds, skulls, animal skins, invertebrate collections, that can be seen, touched and photographed, which is an additional attraction.

For whom? grades 1-3 of primary schools
Duration: approx. 1 hour

CARE OF EXOTIC AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS

Classes intended for the youngest participants from preschool to the third grade, featuring workshops and demonstrations. Children are introduced to the basic rules of keeping exotic animals at home. They get to know different types of animal feeds and in groups, they sort food products, dividing them into healthy and unhealthy ones. In addition, they create a menu for herbivores, predators and omnivores in groups. The workshop is followed by a presentation of the animals, giving the participants the opportunity to come into direct contact with tamed lizards, snakes, turtles, invertebrates and a talking parrot.

For whom? Youngest children (aged 5-6),
grades 1-3 of primary schools
Duration: 1–1.5 hours

REPTILES

Demonstration classes featuring live animals, for students from the fourth grade to high school. The classes present the differences between amphibians and reptiles. Students learn the basics of keeping exotic reptiles at home. The different groups of reptiles – turtles, lizards, snakes and crocodiles – are presented in sequence. During the classes, students are in constant direct touch with live animals and exhibits – skins, moults, turtle shells, etc.

For whom? Grades 4-6 of primary school,
youth (junior high and high schools)
Duration: 1.5 hours

GREAT APES

The classes are held in the Conference Hall and are intended for students in higher grades of primary school, as well as junior high and high school students. Depending on the age of the participants, the instructors may adjust the lectures to the abilities of the children. A Power Point presentation outlines the biology and origins of gibbons, chimpanzees, bonobo chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans. The lecturer also presents the great apes living in the Warsaw Zoo. After an hour of lecture, the participants have an optional opportunity to visit the great apes pavilion, where they can take a closer look at the animals they just learned about.

For whom? Grades 4-6 of primary school,
youth (junior high and high schools)
Duration: 1–1.5 hours