Stage 5 - 6 Day Program: Meet A Keeper

Stage 5 - 6 Day Program: Meet A Keeper


The Meet a Keeper program is a day-long experience for school students who are fascinated by the work of our team does and want to get a better idea of what it’s like to work at our Zoos or in captive animal care in general.

What's involved

This full day program is available at both Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. See below for further information.

At the Zoo

The Meet a Keeper program begins with a guest speaker presentation by a talented panel of Taronga Zoo Keepers, Educators, Human Resources, Taronga Training Institute staff and YATZ members in which students can learn about all aspects of caring for animals including the qualifications required, core responsibilities of a keeper, future career opportunities and more.

Following the presentation, students will explore the Zoo and make their own way to a mystery behind-the-scenes animal tour, giving them a real-life look at the way our teams work.

Meet a Keeper is available to Years 9, 10 and 11 students who have expressed a serious interest in zoo keeping as a career.

The program can be booked online and is subject to limited availability.

Taronga Zoo Sydney - 2020 datesTaronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo - 2020 dates

Friday 27 March 2020

Friday 23 October 2020

Thursday 5 November 2020

Thursday 26 March 2020

Monday 16 September 2020

Friday 6 November 2020