Self Guided Visits

Come for a Self-Guided visit anytime and enjoy the zoo at your own pace.

Want support and tour ideas for your visit? Check out our Backpack Tours which include a pre-written tour, additional information and pictures and animal artifacts to support your classes learning.
If you have any questions on self-guided visits, please contact [email protected]

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Self guided tours are a great way to come and learn at your own pace in a fun environment. Come and explore our many animals and the habitats they live in.

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Backpack Tour: Hot and Cold in the Canadian Wilds (G2)

Based on the grade 2 curriculum for Hot and Cold Temperature, this twist on a self-guided visit allows teachers to reserve a set of pre-prepared backpacks for you and your class to use at your own pace. Included is a written tour laden with talking points and prompting questions designed to spark dialogue along with animal artifacts to support tactile learning.

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Backpack Tour: Enclosure Design in Eurasia (K-12)

Explore the needs and adaptations of our Eurasian animals and how we replicate their habitat in this twist on a self-guided visit which allows teachers to reserve a set of pre-prepared backpacks for you and your class to use at your own pace. Included is a written tour laden with talking points and prompting questions designed to spark dialogue along with animal artifacts to support tactile learning.

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Backpack Tour: Levels of the Savannah (K-12)

Explore how one ecosystem can support such a diverse range of species, from rock hyraxes to lions and everything in between in this twist on a self-guided visit which allows teachers to reserve a set of pre-prepared backpacks for you and your class to use at your own pace. Included is a written tour laden with talking points and prompting questions designed to spark dialogue along with animal artifacts to support tactile learning.

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A very thirsty camel can drink 135 litres (30 gallons) of water in only 13 minutes.