Learning can be exciting and experiential at Singapore Zoo. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, our programmes connect students with wildlife, plant life, culture, civilisation, environmental science and conservation issues.

Animals, Animals, Animals

Auditorium @ Wildilfe Learning Centre
Primary 1 and 2
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

No one knows the exact number of many animal species on Earth. It is estimated that there may be 10 million but only 1.8 million species have been discovered so far. Step into the diverse world of the animal kingdom and be dazzled by the shapes, sizes, colours and textures found on different creatures.

Programme objectives are to:

  • Differentiate between vertebrates and invertebrates
  • Learn about the characteristics and diverse range of birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians
     
Local Schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Classification of Animals

Auditorium @ Wildilfe Learning Centre
Primary 3 and 4
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

Step into the amazing world of animals and marvel at the biodiversity of our Earth. Find out why a millipede is not a worm and what makes a spider not an insect. Learn about how animals are grouped according to their similarities and differences and the person who invented this system!

Programme objectives are to:

  • Learn about different groups of animals and their characteristics
  • Appreciate the biodiversity of life forms
     
Local Schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Body Coverings

Auditorium @ Wildilfe Learning Centre
Primary 3 and 4
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

Animals have different body coverings, which serve different functions. Touch and feel the body coverings of a tiger, porcupine, turtle, crocodile, pangolin, and many more animal specimens.

Programme objectives are to: 

  • Learn about the different types of body coverings found on animals
  • Learn about how body coverings are adapted to help an animal survive better in its environment
Local Schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Adaptations

Auditorium @ Wildilfe Learning Centre
Primary 5 and 6
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

How are animals able to withstand extreme temperatures? How are they adapted to their diet? How do animals adapt in a watery world? How do birds fly? Discover interesting adaptative features of animals and learn the game of survival.

Programme objectives are to:

  • Understand how forms and structures of animals help them to adaptand survive
  • Learn that animals change their form or behaviour to adapt to changing environment
Local Schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Wild Love

AUDITORIUM @ LEARNING CENTRE (WILDLIFE LEARNING CENTRE)
Upper primary
Secondary
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

What does it mean to be ‘in love’ in the animal kingdom? Learn about how animals, despite not being able to talk, use smells, sounds and actions to communicate to members of the opposite sex. Discover how some species use ‘romantic gestures’ such as presenting gifts of food or doing a song and dance to attract a mate, while others have it easier and simply meet to mate!

Programme objectives are to:

  • Understand the importance of finding a mate in the animal kingdom
  • Appreciate the different strategies that animals use to attract their mates
Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Why Conserve?

AUDITORIUM @ LEARNING CENTRE (WILDLIFE LEARNING CENTRE)
Upper primary
Secondary
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

At Wildlife Reserves Singapore, we work hard to conserve wildlife and wild habitats for future generations. Find out about the environmental challenges we face, how we strive to overcome them and why it is important for us and other wildlife organisations to succeed. We also share our success stories and ongoing conservation projects, as well as tips on how everyone can do their part in wildlife conservation and environmental preservation.


Programme objectives are to:

  • Understand the inseparable relationship between nature and human survival
  • Find out the causes of habitat destruction and its consequences on living things, including humans
  • Learn about the ways in which Wildlife Reserves Singapore supports the conservation of wildlife and wild habitats
     
Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Animal Weaponry

AUDITORIUM @ LEARNING CENTRE (WILDLIFE LEARNING CENTRE)
Upper primary
Secondary
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

Beaks, claws, horns and tusks! In a world where only the fittest survive, these ‘weapons’ come in handy for animals. Find out how they use them to fight for a chance to mate, to establish territory and to get food. But animals have also been used in military operations and border controls. Let‘s take a look at how animals have helped man survive in his world.

Programme objectives are to:

  • Understand how forms and structures are related to functions
  • Appreciate the wide range of Nature‘s weapons in the animal kingdom
  • Learn how animals have helped man in times of war and peace
  • Learn how nature has been adopted to provide cutting-edge military technologies

Suggested activities:

  • Students are to research the various species of animals used in warfare during ancient times as well as in modern day
  • Discuss with students what are the implications of using animals for war and how effective are these choices
     
Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Singapore Wildlife

AUDITORIUM @ LEARNING CENTRE (WILDLIFE LEARNING CENTRE)
Upper primary
Secondary
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

Knowing our natural heritage is also a part of understanding our history. Learn about how some of our native wildlife still persist despite the loss of about 95% of our original forests, and discover how we can help protect them for the future.
Programme objectives are to:

  • Appreciate Singapore‘s rich biodiversity and its significance to our heritage
  • Learn practical ways to protect and conserve our wildlife

Suggested activities:

  • Students are to research on a mammal, a bird, a reptile, an amphibian or an invertebrate species that can be found in Singapore
  • They are to present how best they can save their selected species
     
Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Endangered Animals

AUDITORIUM @ LEARNING CENTRE (WILDLIFE LEARNING CENTRE)
Upper primary
Secondary
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

Many animal species are facing a bleak future. Extinction beckons if nothing is done to save them. This programme highlights some seriously endangered animals and discusses the threats to their survival in the wild.

Programme objectives are to:

  • Understand why animals become endangered
  • Learn what man can to protect and conserve threatened wildlife

Suggested activities:

  • Visit the elephant, white tiger, orangutan, frog and white rhinos in the zoo
  • Get students to identify the causes of these species’ endangerment, and present how they can save these animals from extinction
     
Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Genetics in the Animal World

AUDITORIUM @ LEARNING CENTRE (WILDLIFE LEARNING CENTRE)
Upper primary
Secondary
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

Why are some black bears white in colour and some cheetahs stripy? How did a wing defect in Hawaiian crickets save the entire population from extinction? In this programme, find out why there are genetic differences among animals and how genetic variation has affected the survival of whole animal populations. Learn how our wildlife parks use this knowledge to keep our animal collections healthy.

Programme objectives are to:

  • Understand that genes are passed down from parents to offspring
  • Understand the concept of mutation and variation within a specie

Suggested activities:

  • Encourage students to research further on related genetic topics such as saving endangered species through frozen cells, stem cell therapy, cloning, genetically modified food, etc.
  • Facilitate discussion on their research
     
Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Bug Discoveries

Auditorium @ Wildlife Learning Centre
Primary 1 and 2
45 minutes
Min 40 people | Max 160 people

Encounter fascinating invertebrate adaptations through a series of hands-on activities. Based on books recommended by STELLAR, this programme brings your language lessons to life! 

Programme objectives are to:

  • Learn about insects, invertebrates, and some of their adaptations
  • Learn about butterfly life cycles
Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /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 Singapore Zoo 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, subject 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