Schools & Youth

Get young people wild about wildlife!

Join our Education Team for a fun and fascinating educational experience at Free the Bears sanctuaries. Free the Bears hosts local and international youth groups of all ages for 1 to 5 days at our rescued bear sanctuaries. We provide tailor-made schedules packed with engaging and interactive lessons, games and activities focussed on wildlife, the environment and the basics of conservation and sustainability.

Working towards a brighter future for bears through education 

Utilizing a hands-on approach to environmental education, we invite youth groups to help the bear care team in preparing food and making toys and treats for the bears such as bamboo logs, grass baskets and treat balls.

We provide an interactive experience where young people meet the sun bears and moon bears at the heart of our project. They'll go behind-the-scenes and learn what Free the Bears does to care for bears at the sanctuary and learn more about our work to protect bears in the wild. Kids can get their paws dirty and find out what it takes to care for endangered bears!

PLEASE NOTE: No direct contact between visitors and the rescued bears is allowed and students are supervised at all times.

Fun & interactive education spaces

Our Bear Den & Bear Discovery Centres are interactive classrooms which provide the perfect place to stimulate young minds on environmental issues, featuring colourful displays and self-learning areas. We use these spaces to conduct fun and engaging lessons, games and activities involving art, drama, debate, science and maths, all designed to improve wildlife & conservation awareness.

Price Guide

US$30 per student per day*. Fees include student packs and daily activities between 9am - 3pm. Fees also include a donation to help care for rescued bears. Fees include park entrance fee & lunch in Cambodia & Laos (excluded for Vietnam) but do not include transport or accommodation (park entrance fee & lunch not included in Vietnam). Free the Bears are happy to assist your school in organising daily transport and accommodation should you require help.

FREE THE BEARS ONE-FOR-ONE PROMISE: Your visit helps underprivileged children. Every paying student covers the cost for a local child to join our Education Programme for a day.

*Prices vary. Please contact us for more details

Contact Us

Contact the Education Team and we can help develop an itinerary best suited to your needs and book your group’s place on Free the Bears exciting and interactive Education Programme:

CAMBODIA: Please email bearcaretours@freethebears.org or call +855 (0) 92 434 597 or +855 (0) 12 354 769

Our Cambodia Bear Sanctuary is located within the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, located approximately 30km or a one hour drive from Phnom Penh. As well as housing the world's largest sun bear sanctuary, the facility has over 1,000 animals from over 200 species, many of which you'll be able to meet during your visit. 

LAOS: Please email educationlaos@freethebears.org or call +856 (0) 205 691 9988 or +856 (0) 209 177 5344

Our new Luang Prabang Wildlife Sanctuary is located 14km from Luang Prabang in a stunning mountain valley beside the rural village of Ban Nong Tok. This is a multi-species sanctuary, you’ll see rescued sun bears, moon bears and other endangered & vulnerable species including red pandas and macaques.  

VIETNAM: Please email bearcaretour.vn@freethebears.org or call +84 (0) 96 161 9942 or +84 (0) 96 145 2989.

Our gorgeous Cat Tien Bear Sanctuary is situated in the protected forest of Cat Tien National Park, just 150km north of Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam. The national park is also a popular bird-watching destination, full of birds and other wildlife which you may be lucky enough to see during your visit.