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A live encounter with active animals is more fun and educational than any animal film or book! Because students learn a lot about animals and plants during a day at the zoo, they come to understand the importance of all efforts to protect nature. Discover Diergaarde Blijdorp as an extension of natural science education. With the zoo just around the corner, special encounters with exotic flora and fauna are within reach for every grade level. Our lessons, tailored to the year level, challenge students to observe and discover. They will marvel at strange behaviors, physical displays, odd walks, unusual eating habits, and different forms of coexistence. Watching, smelling, listening, and experiencing—it all happens in Diergaarde Blijdorp.

For a guided lesson you pay €5.00 per person for the 2023/2024 school year.

Attention Rotterdam schools

The municipality of Rotterdam supports Blijdorp in its educational goals and makes an annual educational subsidy available to achieve these goals. One of those goals is to introduce every Rotterdam student to the zoo and its residents. To support schools within the Rotterdam borders, we offer Rotterdam schools a 50% discount on an educational visit.

  • Access is only possible upon presentation of the reservation confirmation
  • School visits always fall within school hours
  • The rate is valid for children from 4 years old
  • A school group must consist of at least 10 people. Exceptions in consultation
  • A maximum of 1 supervisor per 5 children is eligible for the educational rate
  • Personal and/or family subscriptions are NOT valid during an educational visit
  • Maximum visit duration: 4 hours

Registration for lessons is possible throughout the school year. If you choose one or more of these lessons, register your group as soon as possible. For questions, call: 0900 1857 (option 5)