New Zoo Cadet

Perfect for budding zoo keepers to get involved behind the scenes!! (Ages 10-15yrs)

Zoo Cadet NEW17 2Morning Experience - 10.00am - 12.00pm

Zoo Cadet Experience!

This specially tailored programme is designed to introduce a budding young cadet to a broad range of zoo keeping skills! Cadets go behind the scenes and learn how to carry out health checks, train animals, complete water tests, design enrichment and more! From the coatis and owls to our tortoises and stingrays, this fantastic experience has it all!

Don't forget to collect your special souvenir pack from Guest Services at the end of the day! Your souvenir pack contains a number of items to remember your day!*

Please read the terms and conditions and essential information before making your booking.

How to book your experience! 

Call our Experience Office on 01206 331292 ext. 232 or 237, or pop in and see us to book your experience, or an experience for a loved one. Both experiences include entry for a full day to Colchester Zoo as well as a special souvenir pack and more! 


If you do not want to book for a specific date, or would like to purchase this as a Gift Voucher please click here.

If you’re a member of Children’s University, you can also earn CU hours by participating in this experience!

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5.00pm close or dusk if earlier
Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

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