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Splish splash splosh! We take puddles very, very seriously and we’re on the lookout for some budding scientists to help us investigate the puddles in the zoo.

Look out for our Puddle Experts who will help you rate our puddles for their splashability, size, depth and even duck-to-puddle ratio!

We’ve got wellies, tape measures, white coats and clipboards to help you out, as well as our special puddle map to help you find the very best splashy-specimens in the zoo.

Puddle Science Map
Download our Puddle Science map here > (4mb, pdf)

Just so you know, Puddle Science is weather-dependent and only running on wet weather days.

Show us your splash!
Show us your best splash!

Share the FUN!

Share your best play pictures on Instagram & Twitter with #StoriesatCZ


Why not play our games?!

PLAY! Online

PLAY! Lists

What’s on your soundtrack for a day at the zoo? Choose from our playlist and get your day off to a roaring start.

PLAY! Lists

PLAY! Mates

We all have a favourite PLAY! Mate. They can come to the zoo too! Keep your eyes peeled for events and bring them along.

Zoo Events

Book Tickets

Come to the zoo to experience even more fun!