The Al Ain Zoo is a true family recreational destination with the additional purpose to educate. Did you know it has a wide variety of options for a school group’s field trip to discover animals, as well as explore science, nature and wildlife conservation? Well, it does. In fact, the Zoo has programs that are designed for groups of varying ages to fit any educational needs with an animal expert or tour guide.
Those who seek an adventure in the animal kingdom should visit the Al Ain Zoo which is often mentioned as the best wildlife park in the region. The location features a zoological garden with natural habitats for over 4000 animals to live freely. Through education, research and conservation programs, it is drawing crowds from all over the country.
The new Children’s Zoo offers a fun and safe place to learn as it offers a unique opportunity to interact with some of the less dangerous animals up-close (kids sometimes are able to pet or hold them) and realize how animals live. This exposure to real-world wildlife up-close and personal has youths engaging fully with nature and therefore learning in a way that will stick.
Al Ain Zoo will inspire students to come to know more. A trip to the zoo can expand the children’s knowledge as they see real-world examples of the animals and habitats that live in nature. The zoo offers such a place to make them feel comfortable and less afraid of the natural world that surrounds us.
Students are usually energized to explore and discover the new and exciting things found at the zoo with a vast array of so many different animals. Information is available on site for each animal, thus encouraging children to read more about them and gain knowledge and understanding of the various species.
The face-to-face interaction with animals gives youths an extraordinary and unique educational experience to improve their understanding of and appreciation for the natural world.
Therefore, plan your visit today. Book a field trip to the Zoo. Guided and self-guided program options are available. Children must be supervised (by accompanying parent and/or school staff) throughout their visit.
Currently, the zoo offers a great promotion: bring any animal or natural history book, between now and the end of Abu Dhabi Science Festival, and get in for free!
Al Ain Zoo Opening Hours: October to April – Saturday to Wednesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; Thursday and Friday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
General Admission Prices: Adult AED 30; Children (aged 3 to 12) AED 10; Children under 3 is FREE.
Contact info for the Discovery & Learning Centre:
Office opening hours: 8am to 3pm
Sunday to Thursday
For those that would like to work within the zoo, there are vacancies available at the Al Ain Zoo & Aquarium Public Institution.