School Tours and Group Visits

The National Reptile Zoo offers an experience like no other for your school tour or group visit. Not just entertainment but also a fun and unique way to learn.

School Tours and Group Visits to the National Reptile Zoo

For an hour and a half you will have your own dedicated keeper to take you on a guided discovery walk through the zoo.

You will then get to step into a tropical walk-through exhibit and experience what it is like in the South American jungle.

On to our Animal Encounter Zone next, where you come up close and personal to our snakes, lizards, turtles and all things scaly (and maybe some creepy crawlies too)!



Your school can visit The National Reptile Zoo for as little as €7.50 per student.

For more information email us at

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

“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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The National Reptile Zoo

Demesne Road, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny
Tel:056 7726757
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