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Taronga’s Zoo Adventures is a fun, educational holiday program for children aged between five to 10 years of age, where they are taken on an exciting zoo journey, learning about animals and the environments they live in.

This unique school holiday program provides children with engaging experiences whilst being surrounded by the sights and sounds of the zoo and the animals that live here.  Your children will be amazed and excited as they join in animal themed activities and meet our wonderful keepers who care for the animals that live at Taronga Zoo Sydney.




Join us this January for an amazing interactive adventure through Taronga Zoo! 


Every Zoo Adventure day includes all of the following favourites:

  • Sky Safari – soar like the stars of our bird show on a fantastic aerial journey over the zoo. How many animals do you think we can find from above?
  • Interactive Animal Encounters – our Zoo Adventures guides and keepers will introduce you to some of their favourite animals through up close, educational animal encounters.
  • Photo Keepsake – as part of our Zoo adventures package each Adventurer will take home a photo memento of their day at Taronga with one of our amazing animals.
  • Meet a Keeper Experience – a main highlight of the day, exploring the Zoo through the eyes of a keeper and learn how they look after the animals in their care. From tallest to shortest, biggest to smallest, from carnivores to piscivores & feathers, fur & fins we have a new area of the Zoo to explore each day!
  • Seal Show or QBE Free-Flight Bird Show – our knowledgeable keeper’s showcase the animals natural behaviours and impressive adaptations. These world-class shows are a favourite amongst the Adventurers!
  • Interactive Playground and Exploration – leap like a lemur, swing like a gibbon, climb like a sun bear, slither like a snake or splash like a seal in our different interactive playground areas. Catering to all skill levels; let Zoo Adventurers explore their super powers!  
  • Daily Missions and Activity Booklet – experience eight new exciting missions & challenges for a unique & thrilling Zoo Adventure!
  • Professional, enthusiastic, fun loving staff to assist and enhance your Zoo Adventurers experience.


HURRY, bookings close on Friday the 23rd of December, 2016! 


WEEK 1: 


2nd January


NO ZOO ADVENTURES - New Years Day Public Holiday


3rd January


Showstoppers - Giraffe Meet a Keeper experience


 4th January


Animal Artists - Marine Meet a Keeper experience


5th January


Living on the Land - Tassie Devils Meet a Keeper experience


6th January


Find the Flags - Reptile Meet a Keeper experience

Week 2: 


9th January


Time Warp - Elephant Meet a Keeper experience


10th January


Super Sleuths - Meerkat Meet a Keeper experience


11th January



Super Scarecrows - Farmyard Meet a Keeper experience


12th January 


Zoo News Crew - Birdshow Meet a Keeper experience


13th January


Native or not? - Bilby Meet a Keeper experience


Week 3:


16th January


African Adventure - Giraffe Meet a Keeper experience


17th January


Asian Adventure - Elephant Meet a Keeper experience


18th January


Australian Adventure - Bush Friends Meet a Keeper experience


19th January


Taronga Toys - Carnivores Meet a Keeper experience


20th January


Magical Creatures - Nocturnal House Meet a Keeper experience


Week 4:


23rd January


Scavenger Hunt - Birds Meet a Keeper experience


24th January


Taronga Puppet Theatre - Invertebrate House Meet a Keeper experience


25th January


Super Scarecrows - Farmyard Meet a Keeper experience


26th January




27th January 




Webpage updated: 25/11/16 at 16.00 AEST. 

HURRY, bookings close on Friday the 23rd of December, 2016! 


Frequently Asked Questions for Bookings:

How do I make a booking for Zoo Adventures?

When bookings open you'll find a booking form to download below. (Word document and PDF versions available). When bookings open a calendar of dates and themes will be found above. Choose a date that suits your Adventurer. Fill out the form and email to Successful applicants will be e-mailed a confirmation of their place as soon as possible.

Please be patient and do not send multiple copies of your form as this can lead to errors in the booking process. Zoo Adventures is an extremely popular program and due to the high volume of applications we receive it can take us approximately a week to confirm your spot. 

What if I have a friend who wants to attend on the same day? 

Due to health and safety reasons and to ensure your child has the best time possible, numbers are strictly limited. The best way for us to guarrantee the friend and child will be attending the same day is to submit a booking form with both children's names on the same form. This way they're processed at the same time and have a greater chance of being accepted together. There is space on the booking form for up to four children. If you have more names, you can simply fill out another booking form. 

What if the day I want is booked out? 

We're sorry but unfortunately if a date is booked out, we are unable to admit any other children due to strict Work Health and Safety reasons. We'll always get in touch with you to offer you another date if available. 

We will update this page regularly to inform you as soon as possible if a date is filling up or booked out. 


Why do I have to purchase a t-shirt? 

First time Zoo Adventurers must purchase a t-shirt. The Zoo Adventures t-shirt is a safety measure that is compulsory for all attendees. Taronga Zoo can be a very busy place with thousands of visitors a day. The Zoo Adventures t-shirt helps our staff locate your child in a large crowd. It also helps our in-grounds staff recognise the group for permission to special behind the scenes and restricted areas.  If your child does not wear their safety t-shirt, they may not be allowed into the Zoo. 

The t-shirt is listed as a separate cost so that previous attendees who already have a t-shirt do not need to purchase another one.  T-shirts should be purchased at the time of booking. 


More questions?

E-mail us at 

We look forward to seeing your Zoo Adventurer's at Taronga!



Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 17:00
Zoo Adventures days @ $69 per day (9.00am - 3.30pm) Extended supervision @ $28 per day (Morning: 8.00am - 9am, Afternoon: 3.30-5.00pm) Zoo Adventures t-shirt/s @ $14 each
Taronga Zoo, Sydney
What to bring:
Zoo Adventures Program: Packed Lunch, Hat, Wet weather gear in case of rain, Sunscreen, Water Bottle.