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Hull's Local zoo - right on your doorstep!

Located within East Park, the Animal Education Centre is host to a wide range of different domestic, farm and exotic animals. The centre hosts a range of events to engage and educate people of all ages about animals and wider nature and environmental topics. Our aim is to educate more people in Hull about wildlife not only from around the world, but also in their own backyard.

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Take a visit to our Animal Education Centre and learn more from our information boards about the different range of animals. You can find out information on diet and habitat as well as how endangered some species are. The Animal Education Centre is free to visit and is the perfect way to learn more about nature in an urban environment.

The walkthrough enclosure is temporarily closed.

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Schools Learning Packages

Want to get immersed in nature? We offer hands on explorative learning packages for schools and educational establishments which will inspire and ignite curiosity in the natural world.

With access to high quality collections and resources, we can help bring your curriculum to life. Our education packages are split into Key Stages from Foundation right through to Key Stage 4. You can be confident that each topic will be pitched at just the right level for your student.

For more information on our Schools Learning Packages or to make a booking, email

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Opening hours

The Animal Education Centre is open to the public daily from 10.30am to 3.45pm. Last entry is 3pm.

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.