For Schools

For Schools

Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

"The great advantage a zoo has is that it teaches without torment. It begins with fun and ends with knowledge."

(Prof. Jiří Janda, founder of Zoo Prague)

Getting out of the classroom

Prague Zoo’s education programmes in the grounds

Prague Zoo provides the opportunity to enliven and diversify your teaching programme. The topics of our guided tours and programmes interactively complement the teaching of biologically oriented subjects (science, natural history or biology).

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  • Mammals
    Do you know how to tell if it’s a mammal? Do you think a mammal can fly or spend its entire life in water? Can a mammal lay eggs? Find out about this and much more when you join us on a journey into the fascinating realm of this animal group.

  • Birds
    Everything with feathers flies. Is that really true? Is it only birds that can really fly? Join us on an excursion into the diverse world of birds and learn not only the answers to these questions, but also many other interesting facts.

  • Reptiles and amphibians
    On this walk taking in the reptiles and amphibians, you will learn just how truly fascinating these animals are. They have adapted brilliantly to their environment and their lives are often a lot more interesting than one would expect. You'll meet strange-looking scrotum frogs and giant salamanders, endangered gharials, the world's largest dragons and venomous snakes.

  • Fascinating facts about the animals kept at Prague Zoo
    The animal kingdom is full of mysteries and curiosities. Come and find out which are the biggest animals in the zoo, how seals spend their day or what our gorilla family enjoys most. This and much more awaits you during the Fascinating Facts tour.

  • Ethology or understanding animal behaviour
    Never heard of ethology, or the science of animal behaviour? During a tour of the zoo, its inhabitants have various forms of communication, social behaviour, ritualization and many other interesting ways of letting you know what’s on their mind. A living textbook of ethology will open for you!

  • Walking with giants
    Come with us in the footsteps of the giants of the animal kingdom. The journey will take you to the most diverse corners of the world. Among the African animals, you can admire the tall and elegant giraffes and, in direct contrast, the stocky hippos. Then you'll be off to experience Indian culture, which is inextricably linked to elephants, followed by a trek beyond the Arctic Circle to meet polar bears.

  • Rare and unique
    The tour focuses on nature conservation, i.e., the fundamental mission of a modern zoo. We will introduce you to animal conservation management and visit the rare, unique and endangered species that Prague Zoo keeps. To round off, you will learn how each of us can help conservation!

  • Primates, our relatives
    The primate walk will introduce you to what we have in common with our closest animal relatives and how we differ from them. You'll get a glimpse into the family life of our gorillas, find out what threatens slow loris and orangutans, and what we can do to help protect them.

  • We Help Them Survive
    What role does the zoo play in conservation and how difficult is it to decide about the best way to protect individual species? We will introduce you to the projects Prague Zoo runs aimed at protecting animals both in their natural habitat and ex-situ. Hold on to your hats! We are off on a ride in the Wandering Bus through the African rainforests, fly on the wings of vultures over the peaks of the Balkan Mountains and take a peep behind the scenes of how the Przewalski's horses were successfully transported, taking us all the way to far-off Mongolia.

  • Journey to Africa: the tropical rainforest
    Experience the atmosphere of a tropical rainforest at first hand with gorillas and other unique animals. You will find out what hazards the rainforest and its animal inhabitants face and what projects Prague Zoo is developing to protect them. To finish off, we will visit the guardians of the rainforest!

  • Around the world
    Around the world in 90 minutes? That’s impossible! Come and see for yourself at Prague Zoo! We'll hop over to Australia to see the kangaroos, listen to the songs of exotic birds from a tropical jungle and chill out with the polar bears. You will learn how animals around the world have adapted to their natural environments and discover our planet’s fascinating and rich biodiversity. We travel regardless of the weather!

  • Our countryside
    Prague Zoo is very rich in unique biotopes and thanks to this we can also find many wild animal species. Follow in the tracks of Czech reptiles and birds, explore the world of insects, not just in the insect hotels, and wait patiently for the endangered European ground squirrels!

Prague Zoo now offers seasonal tours reflecting the seasons and what is going on in the zoo during them:

  • Autumn: Ungulates
    In September, October and November we will take you into the world of ungulates. Who has horns, who has antlers? Is there an odd-toed animal with four toesx? These and many more questions will all be answered on this special tour around Prague Zoo.

  • Winter: What do animals do in the winter?
    In December, January and February we will show you the fascinating ways animals have adapted to the winter. Join us to see polar bears, reindeer and penguins and find out why they are simply made for winter.

  • Spring: Parenting and young
    In March and April, we offer a programme dedicated to parental care and young. We will also initiate you into the mysteries of animal reproduction, from the beautiful courting dances of cranes to the secrets of the long gestation of seals.

  • Summer: Food strategies in the animal kingdom
    During May and June, we will introduce you to animal feeding. Who is a food specialist? How many kilograms of carrots does the zoo get through per day? Our lecturers will be happy to answer all this and more!