Education

Interactive and engaging experiences

At Natureland we are dedicated to sharing our passion for positive human-wilidfe experiences. Many native species come in contact with humans on a fairly regular basis, and here at Natureland we encourage you to learn more about how these environments can be shared in such a way that the flora and fauna may flourish for generations to come. 

We offer education programs for school groups. Our programmes are taught by experienced educators who are passionate about positive experiences and interactive learning models. 

Natureland Zoo

Here at Natureland students and groups have a safe and welcoming environment to explore and learn. Our facilities include a covered space, picnic tables, and grass lawns for spreading out on sunny days. We encourage students to enjoy the zoo grounds and make the most of the experience. 

Curriculum-linked Lessons

Our teacher develops a customised programme to meet the different requirements of each school group. The programme is designed to link with topics that students are studying at school and meets the objectives of the New Zealand Curriculum.

Popular study areas include Adaptations, Classification, Endangered Species, and Animal Environments. Programmes can be developed to fulfil your requirements in any year level or area of the Curriculum.

We recommend you plan to spend at least two hours for a visit. You may also want to include self-guided time in the afternoon.

Feel free to ask for a specific topic, and we would be happy to discuss options for your next visit. 

Costs

Entrance costs for school groups are considerably discounted, but must be booked in advance to receive the prices and secure an educator. 

School students (year 1-13)
1 Adult per 10 Students
Additional adults or children

$4.00 per student
Free
20% off standard pricing per age group

Pre-booking

To book, please email our visitor experiences manager at Christine@natureland.nz

Bookings are essential and we recommend you book as early as possible to ensure your preferred date and time is available. Education courses are available any week day from 9:30-2:00. 

There is no limit on the number of students in a visiting school group as long as you book in advance so we can plan appropriately for the group size.