Taronga Zoo's Work Experience program is for school students who are interested in pursuing a career in zoo keeping, animal care or zoo horticulture. The program is suitable for school students in years 10, 11 and 12.
In the interests of fairness, only one successful applicant per school will be considered and possibly assigned to a Zoo animal division for one week (Monday to Friday), excluding school and public holidays. Careers advisers and students are required to read and sign the work experience information package.
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:
The Zoos’ Aboriginal Education Officers have developed an excellent Aboriginal education program. The program has been created in partnership with local Aboriginal communities and broadly aims to increase knowledge about Aboriginal culture and provide opportunities and support for Aboriginal children.
Bring your creatures to spend a night with ours!
ZoosnooZ is a unique sleepover experience and a great way for your students to learn about animals and the environment.
Your students will:
A Twilight Safari is an exciting way for your students to learn about animals and the environment by exploring the Zoo after the sun goes down. Listen out for Lions roaring and see the big cats stalking in the dark.
Your students will:
Taronga Western Plains Zoo Education Centre is a unique learning area where students are able to immerse themselves in an environment that encourages them to share in the joy of nature. These living classrooms are the ultimate teaching tools, allowing educators to motivate students by introducing them to live animals.
Join us for an amazing adventure.
Taronga Zoo has unique learning precincts where students can immerse themselves in the natural world and interact with animals.