Pre-School and Nursery Education – Education for young children and toddlers - Dublin Zoo, Ireland.

Pre-school & Nursery Education

Early Years… play approach to learning

Early years are an important stage in children’s lives when they find out about and make sense of their surroundings by interacting with others. Dublin Zoo now offers three programmes for early years learners which support the Aistear Curriculum Framework.

NEW! Dinosaur Explorer

This exciting hands-on programme helps early learners expand on their knowledge of dinosaurs by meeting with Stan, our life size replica T-rex fossil. Role-play is a key component of this session as little learners work in teams of palaeontologists to uncover fossils of dinosaurs. This session supports the Aistear strands ‘Exploring and Thinking’ and ‘Communicating’.

Duration – 50 minutes - suitable for children up to 5 years.  

This programme takes place in Zoorassic World for groups of up to 20 children at a special preschool price of €8 per child, (Early Childhood Ireland members are charged €7 per child when quoting your ECI membership number) one adult goes free with every three children.

 


 

Farmtastic Food

This interactive programme helps young children make the connection between their food and the farm. This module focuses on the strand of ‘Wellbeing’ from the Aistear curriculum and allows young children to understand more about where the milk for their breakfast or the eggs for their meal times come from. The session begins with educational props and stories in the Farmhouse followed by a farm tour on Family Farm. Classes may have an opportunity to watch the farmer milk the cows or gather vegetables to feed the animals. 

Duration – 1 hour - suitable for children up to 5 years.  

This programme takes place in Family Farm for groups of up to 22 children at a special preschool price of €8 per child, (Early Childhood Ireland members are charged €7 per child when quoting your ECI membership number) one adult goes free with every three children.  

 

Winter Woollies 

This session supports children in understanding where their warm clothes come from. This session explores sheep’s wool and how it is made into woolly jumpers, socks and hats.

This is an active and fun-filled programme where tactile activities take place in a practical learning environment in the Farmhouse. The session also includes a tour of Family Farm where children get to meet the sheep that produce our wool. This session supports the Aistear strand ‘Exploring and Thinking’.

Duration – 1 hour - suitable for children up to 5 years.  

Please note: all programmes booked includes free child entry to Dublin Zoo. Programmes can only be booked during the academic calendar.

Booking in advance is essential. For information & bookings call: (01) 4748932 or email: education@dublinzoo.ie

Contact Us

Stay Connected

Get the Dublin Zoo Newsletter