Zoo Adventures is a school holiday program for children between the ages of 5-10. Children experience the sights and sounds of the Zoo while also enjoying some of our keeper talks and shows.
Each day has a theme and children will join in lots of fun activites including arts and crafts. Some of our animal themes from the last holidays include 'Nocturnal Neighbours', 'The Battle for Birds', and 'Rocking Reptiles'.
The booking form for the Autumn School Holidays will be online one month prior to school holidays. Please note that all bookings can only be secured through the submission of a booking form. Bookings can not be made over the phone.
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Week 1 – This school holidays we celebrate Easter at the Zoo! Come with us as we adventure every day and learn about the natural world and the part we play within it. Every day will include, Sky Safari, educational activities and games, craft as well as a show, animal encounters, ‘Meet a Keeper’ experience and an awesome photo keepsake of an action packed Zoo Adventures day. We hope your Adventurer has enough energy to keep up with the action!
We travel from Australia to Africa today to look at the tallest living land animal, the Giraffe, of course! We will learn all about Giraffes and the animals they share the African plains with. We will meet a Keeper and learn how they work with the animals in their care as well as visiting other African herbivores at the Zoo. The Bird Show will be seen today along with craft, games and activities to keep Zoo Adventurers entertained all day.
Splish Splash I was taking a bath! Get ready to get wet as we take you to the Seal Show today. Lets’ explore the underwater world our Marine mammals call home and talk to the trainers about our seals. We will also learn what we can do to help care for our sea faring friends.
Why is a monkey different to an ape? Find out when we visit our primates today! From peaceful Spider Monkeys and Gorillas, graceful Orang-utans to tree-dwelling Gibbons and Languor, and of course the crazy capers of our Chimpanzees, we have many primates to see today. We will meet a Keeper and learn how they work with the animals in their care, enjoy the Free Flight Bird Show, and have enough games and activities for even the most energetic Zoo Adventurers!
Old Macdonald has a farm and we have too! Come and explore life on the farm today at Backyard to Bush. We will learn how the farm works, what animals live there and we can play in Kids Zoo too! The Seal Show will be seen today along with craft, games, activities and encounters to keep Zoo Adventurers entertained all day.
CLOSED – GOOD FRIDAY
CLOSED – EASTER MONDAY
Snakes Alive! - Reptiles
What do snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles and crocodiles all have in common? They are all reptiles! Let’s meet some of these reptilian friends and talk to the Keepers about how they care for all these different animals in a day of slimy, scaly, slithery adventure! Bird Show will be seen today as well.
Hakuna Matata! Let’s step into the world of the Lion King today and go on a Wild African Safari. We will look at the animals that call Africa home and help the keepers by making enrichment to give to our cute, cheeky Meerkats. Seal Show is a must today too!
CLOSED – ANZAC DAY
There will be no refunds for cancellations, however names can be transferred upon arrival on the day or a credit can be provided for the following holiday period. The program is available for children aged 5 to 10 years of age. Children who are not collected within 15 minutes of the end of the day, will be booked into Extended Care. Extended Care is $23 per child.
For identification purposes, all children attending the program at Sydney's Taronga Zoo are required to wear the yellow Zoo Adventures t-shirt, which can be purchased on the day or via downloadable booking form.
Parents are not permitted to enter the Zoo. The full entry fee must be paid at the Main Admissions Gate if parents would like to visit the Zoo on the day.
Find out about the tours on offer to take you behind the scenes, up close to the animals or download a tour app for you smartphone.
Learn about our educational short courses here.