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Drop In Zoolab Animal Encounter

Come and meet some amazing animals. Chat to our Zoolab animal expert as they tell you all about some of these beautiful creatures in this drop-in session for all ages.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This free drop in session allows you to get closer to some amazing animals. Suitable for all ages you can chat with our zoolab animal experts and find out more about some brilliant creatures.

This drop in session is free. Normal admission prices apply. Visit the Osterley homepage for ticket price.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Check admission prices

The basics


This event is suitable for people of all ages

Meeting point

Get your entry tickets from the Garden Kiosk at the right hand side of the House, and then enter the event space through the gardens.

What to bring and wear

This event is outdoors so please wear weather appropriate clothing.


This event is on grass in a walled garden, accessible via a sing person gate. There is a step in front of the gate. An alternate level entrance is available on request.


You will need to purchase an entry ticket for Osterley on the day (members and under 5’s go free). Find ticket prices on our home page.

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