Chester Zoo


Members make a big difference

Take out a membership, and you’ll be making a valuable contribution to the important work Chester Zoo does.  Its charity fund, Act for Wildlife, is a community of experts and enthusiasts, all taking action to protect the natural world. So part of your contribution as a member goes towards the zoo’s mission to prevent extinction.   The zoo is fighting to protect species both at the zoo and in the field.  Donors and members enable this to happen.  The zoo needs all our support.  Sign up by 31 December 2023, and you'll get a £10 voucher to spend at the zoo!

And - there's a very special news from Chester Zoo!  A critically endangered eastern black rhino calf arrived into the world, and more specifically, at Chester Zoo, and keepers were able to film the birth!

Snow leopards are coming to Chester Zoo!

Chester Zoo's new snow leopard habitat will be open to visitors from Monday 25 March
catch a glimpse of Nubra and Yashin settling in to their new home!
Chester says, "become a member and get early access to the new Himalayan habitat
on 22, 23 and 24 March. No need to book, simply show your membership card on entry."

Chester Zoo is very busy with its conservation efforts:  They are bringing nature back to Cheshire with a new Networks for Nature project - you can find out about that here.  In the spring of 2024, snow leopards will arrive at Chester Zoo, making a new Himalayan area at the zoo their home and enabling it to join a global conservation breeding programme for snow leopards.  The species is listed as vulnerable, and estimates are there are fewer than 3,500 left in the wild. 

Chester Zoo have a huge project to reintroduce a number of Scottish wildcats to the wild
Chester Zoo have a huge project to reintroduce a number of Scottish wildcats to the wild.
Find out more


A rare 'dancing lemur' has been born at Chester zoo!
Chester is the first in Europe to successfully breed a rare Coquerel’s sifaka lemur,
a species that is on the brink of extinction in the wild.  Find out more here


Give a membership to Chester Zoo!

Member benefits...(and we quote)

  • UNLIMITED FREE ENTRY to Chester Zoo for a year

  • 10% OFF in our shops and cafes (restrictions apply)

  • One FREE ENTRY to other zoos including Colchester, Edinburgh, Marwell, Newquay, Bristol Zoo Project, Paignton and Twycross

  • Our Zoo, delivering you exclusive behind the scenes content directly to your inbox!

  • Members Days! Bring friends and family to the zoo at a discounted price

    And SO much more!

So what's happening at Chester Zoo?

Discover Giant Animal Eggs on Chester Zoo's Egg-citing Easter Trail
Discover Giant Animal Eggs on Chester Zoo's Egg-citing Easter Trail
23 March - 14 April.  Don't miss it!

There's a brand new exhibition which immerses you in a journey across Britain’s coasts, woodlands, grasslands and wetlands - it's got giant screens and  an amazing interactive floor.

The zoo has a Junior Ranger Weekend Club in March and April.  Find out more

Plus there's lots of exciting news of changes at the zoo, such as the opening of a new snow leopard habitat which is due to open in 2024.  Find out more here

Did you know...

That Chester Zoo now has its own stall at Chester Market!  You can visit them there to get your favourite zoo goodies, and members get 10% off, although restrictions apply.  Find out more here.


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