School groups

The goals of the zoo are mainly the conservation of the animals, the education and the transfer of the knowledge to the youngest ones. 

Zoo Jurques set up many enjoyable and varied teaching tools for children of all ages: nursery schools, elementary schools, colleges and high schools! Jurques zoo is the place where you can learn and  discover with fun. Keep close to 700 animals that live inside the zoo.

Pedagogy at the zoo

  • 2 tour routes
  • Educational panels on every animal (geographical distribution, status IUCN ...)
  • Table games accessible from 2 years spread across the zoo (nutrition, trades zoo ...)
  • Educational animations *: feeding of the animals (wolves, lions, penguins ...), contact with snake ...
  • Enclosures contact : get close to different wild animals ... and farm animals! Lemurs, aviary of the parrots, Australian aviary, mini-farm

* The animations depend of the weather conditions. Daily from 1 April to 31 August 2017. Every day during the winter holidays and October school vacation.


Category  Rate  Free accompanying adult
Child 2 yars old  €8.00 1 adult for 2 paying children
Child 3/5 years old 1 adult for  5 paying children
Child 6/11 years old 1 adult for 10 paying children 
Teenager 12/16 years old  €10.00 1 adult for 10 paying teenagers
Adult  €13.00 1 adult for 20 paying adults 
Teacher Free   
Bus driver

Prices 2018 for school groups of 20 paying person minimum, on reservation only. 


If you want to book your visit, contact us by phone +33 231 778 058 or by Email 

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Guided tours

Jurques Zoo features a special school tour. This new activity will allow the groups to benefit of the experience of a Zoo keeper during 1h.

If you wish to book or to inform yourself about a pedagogical workshop, a guided tour or a treasure hunt, please contact the secretariat by phone
+33 231 778 058 or by filling in the following contact form

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Related services

The Jurques zoo has welcomed school groups since 1977. An experience, infrastructures and a unique know-how in the pre-Bocage! All facilities available to groups are free of charge.

  • Bus parking
  • Covered picnic area of ​​250 places located at parking lot 4
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Playgrounds: slides, turnstiles, climbing wall, swings
  • Inflatable structures
  • Deforming Mirrors
  • For day nursery and the youngest ones : a baby area with changing tables and microwaves