School Excursions to Dubbo

School Excursions to Dubbo

Important notice

After careful deliberation and with consideration to the current situation regarding COVID-19, we have had to come to the decision to postpone all face-to-face school education programs. 

We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause. However the safety and well-being of our guests, staff, and animals is always our highest priority. Please be assured Taronga is continuing to closely monitor the situation and we will keep you informed as to when normal bookings will resume again. 

In the meantime, we can connect with you and your students through our engaging digital programs. Read more about what you can book to stay connected and feel supported by Taronga’s Education team.

Bring your students to the Zoo

Immerse your students in an unforgettable safari adventure at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo!

Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo is an unforgettable safari adventure for your students. The Zoo is set on a 6km circuit and students can explore the Zoo at their own pace - take in key animal trails that focus on a range of habitats, explore purpose-built education precincts and learn from a range of Keeper talks throughout the day.

Students getting up close to the Lion Pride
Students getting up close to the Lion Pride

Explore new exhibits - FREE with Zoo entry

Lion Pride Lands

Be transported to the African plains where the lion is king! Experience both sweeping and up close views of the African Lions. Explore a replica African village setting complete with walk-through goat kraals. Learn about how the villagers in Kenya live with their domestic livestock in close proximity to the Lions.

Wild Herds

The new Wild Herds exhibit offers students a truly immersive experience with a deer walk-through and a beautiful outlook to the Zoo’s Takhi herd from a replica Mongolian village. The exhibit showcases the Zoo’s role in helping to bring the Takhi back from the brink of extinction.

Free teacher resources

Free teacher resources are also available for your self-guided visit. Use our resources to structure your students’ learning before, during and after a Zoo visit. Our resources can be found on our curriculum-linked workshops pages.