Sensation Station

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Open daily from 10.30am - 3.30pm*

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Our new animal interaction centre for our visitors is open on a daily basis from 10.30am - 5pm and also serves as a classroom facility for school workshops. It is located just past Koi Niwa, on the outskirts of our Familiar Friends area.

Colchester Zoo believes it is important for visitors to be able to interact and get up close to different species, learn more about them and connect with nature.

Sensation Station NEW 2017 Half widthThe Sensation Station allows you to engage with your senses as you can SEE how exotic snakes and other reptiles are adapted to their environment, as well as rabbits and tortoises. You can use your super senses to TOUCH, SMELL, LISTEN and ultimately discover the differences between the animals that you meet here.

*Autumn and winter opening times may alter.


5.00pm close or dusk if earlier
Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

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