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Colchester Zoo’s NEW Interactive Zone NOW OPEN!

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We are excited to announce that we have now opened our brand new ‘Interactive Zone’ at Colchester Zoo’s Discovery Centre!

Make your own landscape out of sand and watch as rivers and mountains appear with the changing levels you create! With African Savannah & Dinosaur themes you will be able to see some well-known species walking on the land that you’ve created!

Check out this short clip of the fantastic interactive sand pit:

As well as this fantastic interactive sand pit you can now also create your own creature and watch it come to life on a big screen! Simply choose your animal, colour it with a funky design and scan it in to see your creation amongst the other animals on screen. With two themes including an underwater ocean and a prehistoric dinosaur landscape you can create many different designs during your visits.

screen fish

Stop by the Discovery Centre and give it a go! It’s great fun for all ages!

*Please be aware that we cannot guarantee which theme will be available during your visit on either activity.


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Animated gif of a lizard