Free open day for teachers!

Teachers are invited to come and learn more about the education sessions we offer here at DZC during a FREE open day. On Saturday, April 27, we’re offering teachers and a guest complimentary entry to meet our Education Team and find out about the varied workshops, educational tours and outreach opportunities we offer, including self-guided […]

DZC Spotter Otter Trail!

Bringing local community art groups together in a collaborative wildlife art project, we proudly present the DZC Spotter Otter trail! Over the past few months, eight Asian short-clawed otter sculptures have been colourfully decorated by talented local artists who have been inspired by a variety of themes including the zoo, the natural world, the Black […]

Winter education offer

CALLING ALL SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS…. We’ve got a tiger-iffic offer for on-site educational trips to DZC this winter. We’re offering a £2 discount per child for any school workshop or self-guided tour booked to visit us during November, December, January or February. As well as outdoor tours, we have a wide variety of indoor classroom-based […]

Swing into summer at DZC!

Swing into summer at Dudley Zoo and Castle as we shine the spotlight on our primate collection. Throughout the six-week school holiday we’ll be raising awareness about our primates, which range from the smallest pygmy marmosets to our impressive Bornean orangutans. And we’ll not only be celebrating the first birthdays of baby orangutans, Jim and […]

World Lemur Day

We’re shining the spotlight on our endangered lemurs today, as we mark World Lemur Day. And it aptly falling during our Halloween half term week, because did you know the word ‘lemur’ actually means ‘ghost’ in Latin. Find out more about the critical threats lemurs face in the wild, during an awareness and fundraising event […]

Halloween half term fun!

This Halloween half term we’re inviting you to Skull Skool to help identify some brilliant and bizarre skulls and skeletons. Featuring our varied collection of biofacts and artefacts, many of which have been donated to us over the years from Customs and Trading Standards for teaching purposes, join our Education Team in the Discovery Centre […]

Looking for love!

It’s spider season, when you’ll typically see the eight-legged critters suddenly dart across your living room floor out of the corner of your eye, while you’re minding your own business watching television! But did you know they’re actually just out and about looking for love! Head of Education and Conservation, Jack Williams, said: “The spiders […]

Best foot forward, Jack!

If you’re visiting DZC this morning, make sure you cheer on our Head of Education and Conservation, Jack Williams, who will be pounding the zoo’s pathways in aid of our Global Tiger Day celebrations. Jack will be running 10km around the zoo’s hilly 40-acre site from 10am and he’ll be swapping his Presenter uniform for […]

Talks return for half term

We’re bringing back a limited talks programme for Halloween half term, allowing visitors to find out more about some of our species and hear some spooky stories about our castle! Learn all about our tigers, giraffe, penguins and camels, while also discovering about the castle ghosts in our Presenter-led talks, which will run each afternoon […]