Chester Zoo, the UK’s most visited zoo with over 21,000 animals and 500 different species, has been one of our autism champion’s for nearly 3 years. They have worked with us to train hundreds of their staff to enable visitors with autism to have the best customer experience possible.
The Zoo are launching a new exhibition, Lego: Big Cats this week, which will be an interactive exhibition with Lego building sessions and talks with Zoo rangers.
Lego: Big Cats
Wednesday 13 February – Tuesday 30 April 2019
Chester Zoo Glorious Grasses – opposite the Asiatic lions
The world’s biggest felines – spectacularly constructed from thousands of LEGO® bricks! A major exhibition of 12 life-sized big cats will be joined by a host of other specially created LEGO animals on public display for the first time. Families are invited to explore a trail through the zoo, marvel at the big cats display, have a go at creating their own animal models, and join the Zoo Rangers to discover more about big cats!
Tips for the best autism-friendly experience
- The first few months of the year are always a good time to visit, as the Zoo isn’t as busy as the summer months
- Afternoons are the quietest time at the Zoo, so plan your day around that. Why not plan a Zoo Ranger talk in the afternoon – details of all activities can be found here https://www.chesterzoo.org/whats-happening/animal-talk-times
- To enhance your visit, go to https://www.chesterzoo.org/plan-your-visit/accessibility-for-disabled-visitors/autismto find out about accessibility for disabled visitors before you plan to go. This way you can prepare your day and know exactly what you want to do