Chinese New Year with Zoolab

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Meet some of the Chinese calendar animals

Red Chinese lantern


Friday 22 February

Visitor information

11am - 12pm

Booking essential 

£5 + booking fee for one child age 2 -12 with accompanying adult

£2 per additional adult 

Babies age 1 and under go free 


Learn about Chinese New Year the ZooLab way! 

Get up close to a tarantula spider, a snake, landsnails, a hedgehog and other animals from the Chinese zodiac.

You'll also hear about the other ZooLab animals that did not make it across the river to be one of the select group of 12.

From the Chinese zodiac to the legends of Nian and the origins of traditional Chinese New Year celebrations, this workshop really captures the stories and atmosphere of the Chinese New Year festivities. 

Linking to literacy skills, science and geographical knowledge, young children get to hear a story that illustrates that there is more than one way of looking at the world.