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6th & 21st August 2024

Zoolab – Jurassic Encounters

Individual sessions at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm

Each session lasts 55 minutes

£12 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult. Additional adults £12)

Delve into the Jurassic world with us! Meet the modern-day relatives of the animals that lived alongside dinosaurs in this fantastic animal handling show! 

Get up close to the animals such as Tarantulas, cockroaches, snakes and more as we learn all about life in the Jurassic period.  Learn about some of the animals that that shared the earth with the dinosaurs.

Come and join the fun. A great experience for children and adults alike. Meet in the Visitor Centre. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Location: In the Education Room located in the Visitor Centre

Who would like this: Family groups with children aged 3-12 years. Expect a mixed age range in each session.  Ticket holders only, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate buggies and younger siblings due to the nature of the session. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Those with an interest in science and animals – also good for inspiring an interest in science.

What to bring: Yourselves and your ticket

What does it involve?: A fun and interactive storytelling with real animals delivered by ZooLab. As dinosaurs no longer exist, the session focuses on the types of animals that would have shared the planet with them over 65 million years ago.

  • We are afraid snacks and drinks aren’t allowed during the session
  • Please stay with your children at all times and closely supervise them
  • Be aware of any safety signage, advice and instructions from staff/session leader
  • Many of the animals eat foods which contain nuts and seeds as well as vegetables and fruit. Please contact us if you suffer from severe air-born allergies before booking as unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a complete allergen free environment
  • We will provide anti-bac gel for everyone (including staff) to wash their hands in before the session begins, please let us know on the day if this may cause a problem
  • Please don’t put your hands near your faces or in your mouths until you have washed them properly
  • You will be asked not to touch the animals unless otherwise stated. The animals prefer those they think of as safe, who are still and quiet
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water afterwards
  • Please note that animals may nip if you do not follow the guidelines given by staff

Booked online: Please bring your ticket email QR code either on a phone or printed out to the reception for a staff member to scan. You can buy on the day as well if tickets are available, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Accessibility & Facilities: This event is held in the Education Room in the Visitor Centre. There is a café and toilets in the Visitor Centre including disabled toilet and baby change. Please follow this link for information on mobility access https://hallplace.org.uk/accessibility/ Please let us know if you are booking a ticket for someone using a wheelchair so that we can advise you which sessions have wheelchair friendly spaces left?. This session can get very busy and loud. If you wish to book a large group or SENs group, please contact us to see if we can accommodate you.

Ticket information:

  • Tickets must be booked in advance.

  • For all activities and events children must be accompanied by adults.

  • If you need special assistance please let us know in advance by phoning 0203 045 4088 to speak to a member of staff.