With 12,000 animals and over 400 species set in 125 acres of award-winning gardens you’ll need a helping hand to get the most from your day. Say hello to our wonderful companion app! It's here to help you find your way around and discover our animals and attractions.

*NEW* for Summer 2015 – We’ve recreated the amazing tropical environments of six South East Asian islands and made them yours to explore on your own unique wildlife expedition. Download our app to prepare for your expedition and complete our mini-games during your visit to unlock the Expert Explorer badge.

Key features:

• Visit the zoo and our app will transform into your own personal guide

• Explore the map to see where you are and find your favourite animals

• Collect special ‘animal badges’ as you make your way round the zoo
• Take your expedition to Islands to the next level with our mini-games

• View beautiful photos of our animals and learn fun facts about them

• Never miss an animal talk with our handy reminders

About Chester Zoo:

We’re the UK’s number one zoo, welcoming over 1.4 million visitors every year, and a registered charity helping to support many conservation projects at home and abroad.

What’s New

Version 2.3.7

Our BRAND NEW Chester Zoo App has been given a makeover from the inside out, to give you everything you need to navigate the zoo, right at your fingertips.

You’ll have a whole zoo in your pocket! From finding your favourite animals to navigating from point A to B with ease, we are helping you explore and get things done to make your zoo day the BEST DAY EVER!

We want to make your time at the zoo as FUN FILLED as possible, without the hassle of finding your way around our 128 acres of zoological gardens or trying to locate any of our 35,000 animals!

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

RandomLunch ,

Seems to have been forgotten

I've been using this app for a few years. It's previously been a useful app but now it is slow and not up to date. We love checking off the animals when we find them but recently it won't update.
This week I've visited the zoo and the opening times aren't in the app either.
I'd also love it if we could have the names of the animals maybe in there too. My boys love watching Secret Life of the Zoo and learning about individual characters and it's be nice to tie in that information with our visits to the zoo.

BarbaraBerry ,

Needs updating

We are members of Chester zoo and go regularly. My 5 year old daughter loves this app and checking off the animals when she has seen them.
However, the map needs updating. As the zoo has various areas undergoing improvement. For example, the penguins have now opened again but are not back on the map. Additionally sometimes we can see the animal badge but cannot find the animal on the zoo map in order to add it to the collection.
We love Chester zoo and this app adds an extra interest and information.


Useful, nicely design but a bit temperamental

I visit the zoo regularly and like the app but am sometimes frustrated by its inability to load or refresh pages/data. This may actually be the zoo's wi-fi provision though, not the app itself. Also feel it should have more news, taken directly from Z magazine articles? I'm also frustrated by the search function, which is very literal (e.g. will only find Andean Bear not Spectacled Bear, won't find Sun Bear), and won't locate animals you do find on the map to help you see them.


The North of England Zoological Society
144.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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