Education Dubbo

Taronga Western Plainz Zoo education programs inspire people of all ages to make a personal contribution to conservation. Through formal education and community programs, we aim to engage and influence attitudes to wildlife, encouraging positive behaviour changes towards protecting the environment and wildlife. 

Our education team provides quality learning experiences and unique wildlife encounters for a wide range of people through curriculum-based education programs and workshops, indigenous education programs, sleep-over and holiday programs, professional development opportunities and community outreach.

Plan an Excursion

With workshops tailored to teachers’ needs and in line with the NSW syllabus, taking advantage of Taronga Western Plains Zoo Education Centre means your class will get more out of their trip to one of our Zoos.


Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Living Classrooms brings learning to life by immersing students in nature and letting them to interact with a variety of animals.

Twilight Safari at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

For a truly enchanting Zoo experience, bring your class along to a Twilight Safari, where students will enjoy a BBQ supper and discover wild creatures on a night walk.

Indigenous Programs

Taronga Zoo delivers a range of Aboriginal education programs that have been developed with local indigenous communities and which aim to support Aboriginal students and their culture.

School Work Experience

Students on work experience at Taronga Western Plains Zoo will spend each of five days at a different division of the life sciences department. One student per school will be accepted.