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Science Week is celebrated each year to acknowledge the wonderful role that science and technology plays in our communities.

National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge Australian scientists’ contributions to the world of knowledge, encouraging interest in scientific pursuits and getting younger people fascinated by the world in which we live. Taronga employs a variety of scientists including zoologist, veterinarians, pathologists and reproductive biologists to undertake research both in-situ and ex-situ. The 2012 school's theme for National Science Week is 'Energy Evolution' taking the idea from the UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.

This year Taronga Western Plains Zoo is partnering with the Dubbo City Council and Warrumbungles Environmental Education Centre to host activities for your school!

Workshop Topics

  • Renewable Energy workshop – Fizzics Education on behalf of Dubbo City Council
  • Energy Efficiency Challenge – Warrumbungles Environmental Education Centre
  • Liquid Nitrogen Show – Fizzics Education on behalf of Dubbo City Council
  • Animal Energy – Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Stage/age targeted

This program is suitable for students in Stages 2-4.

Date and time

Dates for 2013 to be confirmed

Programs will run between 9:30am-2:00pm.

There will be three rotating workshops available on the day, with each class of students rotating through the workshops in a varying order.


Cost is $6.00 per student and includes entry to the Zoo. Minimum group size is 20 participants.


Taronga Western Plains Education Centre, Obley Road, Dubbo.

Booking and Payment

Payments must be prepaid no less than 14 days prior to your visit.