School’s IN for summer!

Superhero Academy launches at ZSL London Zoo


Saturday 21st July – Sunday 2nd September

KAPOW! School’s not out for summer this year, as ZSL London Zoo invites everyone to enrol in superhero training this July, at ZSL’s Superhero Academy – a new adventure for the whole family to enjoy.

As part of ZSL’s 2018 Superhero Takeover, from Saturday 21 July to Sunday 2 September, kids will be able to dust off their capes and train in animal strength, night vision, agility and speed at ZSL’s special centre for superheroes.

Once inside, junior recruits will learn how to harness the superpowers of the world’s most incredible wildlife in four special training areas:

WHAM! After collecting their mission pack and mask, kids will step into their first class to learn all-important night vision skills from the nocturnal owl – using special goggles to spot potential food in its woodland home.

WHOOSH! Next, kids can unlock the power of super speed, racing against the world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah, before mastering the leafcutter ant’s super strength in time to lift a three tonne taxi safely out of the way.

ZOOM! Finally, students can climb their way to completion like the incredible gecko, mastering their toughest skill yet – defying gravity to crawl across the bedroom ceiling.

After completing their Superhero Academy training, young heroes can have their very own graduation photo taken – just in the nick of time!

Because new recruits will then need to use all their new superskills to help ZSL’s very own superhero Captain Z tackle The Maze – a tricky series of obstacles and challenges made by his archnemesis Plastico: a fiendish villain trying to overwhelm the environment with plastic pollution.

Once junior superheroes have finished saving the day they can spend their downtime exploring the Zoo, discovering even more about the 19,000 super-animals who call it home.

Superhero Academy is part of ZSL’s 2018 Superhero Takeover, a year-long celebration of incredible wildlife and the ZSL superheroes working to protect animals around the world. 

Superhero Academy at ZSL London Zoo runs from Saturday 21 July to Sunday 2 September. A great value day out, this super experience is included in Zoo entry price… BOOM!

Don’t miss out on this fantastic event – book online now at