Events

Cecil joins panto launch!

Cecil the Sinaloan milk snake had a starring role in the launch of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s forthcoming Christmas pantomime. The colourful VIP took his place in the official cast line-up for this year’s show, Aladdin, and quickly made friends with the stars – especially actress Lisa Riley who took a particular liking to the friendly reptile! Continue reading Cecil joins panto launch!

Spook-tacular Halloween events!

We’re gearing up for a spook-tacular Halloween at DZG! Brave young souls are invited to join us for our children’s Hocus Pocus evenings on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, where there’ll be close encounters with a variety of creepy critters including snakes, spiders and cockroaches. Join us after hours, from 5pm until 8pm, Continue reading Spook-tacular Halloween events!

DZG makes learning fun!

We’ve extended our popular DZG education programme and are inviting teachers to come and find out more during a free open day! Due to demand we’re now offering more than 60 workshops for 2016/2017, with a diverse range of topics aimed for children in early years up to college-aged students. DZG Marketing Assistant, Louise Curtis, Continue reading DZG makes learning fun!

British Food Fortnight £1 offer

Our British Food Fortnight celebrations are continuing this weekend as we promote the use of seasonal produce and are offering £1 admission for children so families can find out more! From magnificent Bornean orangutans to cheeky Humboldt penguins, our 1,500 strong animal collection are all tucking into the very Best of British food – much Continue reading British Food Fortnight £1 offer

It's British Food Fortnight!

It’s harvest time and we’re flying the flag for homegrown delights as part of British Food Fortnight. With more than 1,500 animals at DZG and an annual food bill topping £120,000, we have to make sure our pennies buy the very best of British produce, which is why we’re keen to support suppliers on our doorstep. And Continue reading It’s British Food Fortnight!

Heritage experts to visit DZG

We’re looking forward to welcoming world-renowned architectural and heritage experts to DZG next month as part of an international conference on the restoration of our iconic Tectons. Members of the International Scientific Committee on Twentieth-century heritage (ISC20C), which is part of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) will be hosting their two-day convention Continue reading Heritage experts to visit DZG

Marking the Battle of Britain

We’re marking the Battle of Britain today and are proud to be flying the RAF flag from Dudley Castle. The flag has been flying at the heart of the zoological garden atop the 11th century castle for the past week and will remain in-situ until Sunday when a parade and service of thanksgiving will take place Continue reading Marking the Battle of Britain