School Tours and Group Visits

Here at The National Reptile zoo we offer a unique learning opportunity for students of all ages through our school tour program.

School Tours and Group Visits to the National Reptile Zoo

We are Proud to say we are one of Science Foundation Irelands Discover Centers for primary schools. We offer accredited workshops for primary school students to help them engage with many aspects of science and scientific research. We ask students to use a wide range of hands-on, creative skills such as art, maths, critical thinking, taking measurements and more to enhance their understanding of living things and the environment they live in. Students get to hang out with one of our zookeepers and engage with some incredible animals from all over the world.



Through these workshops we hope to inspire young people to care more for the environment we all share as well as help them understand the dynamic relationships between living things and their surroundings.

We offer similar more advanced workshops for secondary school students that are tailored to fit in with the junior certificate and leaving certificate cycle curriculum (

We also offer educator packs to teachers interested in getting the most out of their school tour.

Your school can visit The National Reptile Zoo for as little as €10.20 per student.

We can also bring animals to your school for an entire school day, see our Zoo To You section for more details.

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“The children thoroughly enjoyed their day both the reptiles and the play area. Their tour was mainly conducted through gaelige as we are a gaelscoil- Impressive! The children really enjoyed the interaction with the reptiles under the supervision of our guide Dave.”

“1st and 2nd class had a fantastic time at Reptile Zoo yesterday. The tour was fun, interactive, educational and interesting. Dave was an excellent tour guide – always ensuring he had the children’s attention and interest. The children really enjoyed the ‘Encounter Zone’ though the teachers took a back seat!!! Play area is great too. Overall a very enjoyable day.”

”Knowledgeable staff were well able to tailor information given, to suit different age groups in our school. Very patient and kind with the younger groups.”

”Thoroughly enjoyable and informative experience- the children were very excited to be there. Would highly recommend it to others”

School Tours and Group Visits to the National Reptile Zoo

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Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, R95 KF6V.

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