Identify the desired learning outcome for the visit to the River Safari, and select a thematic guided tour to help you achieve the outcome for your students. After the guided tour, spend some time at the exhibits and guide your students in observing the animals.

Whatever the topic, you're bound to be enchanted by our living collection!

Flowing Rivers: From Mississippi to Mekong

Mississippi River
Primary
Secondary
45 mins
Min 25 people (1 group) | Max 75 people (3 groups)

Begin your River Safari journey with an exploration of fresh water habitats and the importance of biodiversity. The Mississippi River is up next,  where you'll meet our alligator snapping turtles and the impressive gars! Meander along the world’s longest river, the Nile River, and find out how we keep the voracious and predatory tigerfish with other ‘fishy’ inhabitants such as the strikingly patterned giraffe catfish and African arowana! Along the way, find out more about the ‘mbu’ and its life in the Congo River, the world’s deepest river. Stroll past the sacred Ganges River and learn more about the ‘pot-nosed’ Indian gharials. End your guided tour at Mekong River where awesome giant catfish and giant freshwater stingrays swim leisurely!

Tour objectives are to:

  •  Learn what freshwater habitats are
  •  Discover interesting information on the culture and environment of the world’s most iconic rivers: Mississippi River, Nile River, Congo River, Ganges River and Mekong River
  • Know more about the diversity of aquatic and terrestrial animals supported by the unique ecosystem of each river
  • Understand conservation issues on freshwater habitats

 

Local schools S$ 6 /person
Public S$ 10 /person

Yangtze Treasures

Yangtze River
Primary
Secondary
45 mins
Min 25 people (1 group) | Max 75 people (3 groups)

The longest river in Asia, the Yangtze River supports a diverse variety of animals, including the critically endangered Yangtze alligator, Chinese giant salamander and sturgeon. Uncover the challenges in conserving these species and continue on to Giant Panda Forest to meet Kai Kai and Jia Jia, our well-loved giant pandas. In this climate-controlled biodome, get acquainted with the adorable red pandas and flamboyant golden pheasants, and appreciate their inter-relationship with the giant pandas.

Tour objectives are to:

  •  Learn about the different habitats and environment along the Yangtze River
  •  Discover the special adaptations of animals found in and along habitats supported by the Yangtze River
  • Know interesting facts about some of the inhabitants of Giant Panda Forest
  •  Understand conservation issues in the Yangtze Basin

Local schools S$ 6 /person
Public S$ 10 /person

Amazing Amazonia

Wild Amazonia
Primary
Secondary
45 mins
Min 25 people (1 group) | Max 75 people (3 groups)

Before you charge through the world’s most voluminous river, step into Squirrel Monkey Forest to enjoy an immersive experience of the Amazon rainforest in the company of free-ranging monkeys. Journey on to Amazon Flooded Forest to get a sense of the annual flooding within the Amazon forest, which creates a water wonderland where animals feed, play and breed. Watch our giant river otters and manatees in action, and learn more about their unique adaptations to the wet and dry seasons.

Tour objectives are to:

  •  Discover the variety of ecosystems supported by the Amazon, including tropical rainforests and flooded forests
  • Learn interesting information on both terrestrial and aquatic animals in the Amazon
  •  Find out how some animals adapt to the wet and dry conditions in the Amazon
  • Understand conservation issues

Local schools S$ 6 /person
Public S$ 10 /person
  1. For school groups only: For every group of 10 paying students, 1 adult is entitled to join the tour for free. The ‘10:1 ratio’ only applies when schools meet the minimum number of people required
  2. Programme prices include 7% GST but exclude River Safari admission.
  3. Prices and programmes are correct at point of communication and subject to change without prior notice.
  4. Group must still pay for the minimum number of people required even if the actual number falls short.
  5. Programmes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, subjected to availability. 
  6. Outdoor learning sessions are weather permitting. In the event of wet weather, the Education department reserves the right to replace the affected outdoor programme with an indoor programme at the staff’s discretion