Meet a Keeper is a one-day program for school students aged 14 years and over who have expressed a keen interest in pursuing a career at the Zoo, but can't attend the School Work Experience.

This unique program includes a seminar presented by a talented panel of Zookeepers, Zoo educators and other Zoo staff members. Students have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of zoo-keeping, including:

  • Qualifications required
  • Career opportunities
  • Core responsibilities
  • Careers structures and wages
  • Mystery behind-the-scenes tour
Bird Show - Keeper with Cockatoo

These themes and more are explored in the morning session, which runs from approximately 10.00am to 11.30am.

Afterwards, guests are invited to explore the Zoo as they make their own way to a mystery behind-the-scenes animal tour*. Tour times vary and are arranged at time of booking. Mystery tours run for approximately 25-35 minutes and are arranged by staff on the day.

Please note, bookings and pre payment essential.


Taronga Zoo (Sydney).

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014
  • Thursday 11 September 2014
  • Wednesday 29 October 2014

Taronga Western Plains Zoo (Dubbo)

  • Tuesday 12th August 2014
  • Tuesday 2nd September 2014
  • Tuesday 14th October 2014
  • Tuesday 18th November 2014