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Keeper for a Day - Cadet

Do you want to work with animals when you’re older? Do you like the Zoo but you’re not sure where to start? Keeper for a Day Cadets might be what you are looking for!

Keeper for a Day Cadets is a specially designed hands-on day for children aged 12 - 17 years old who’d like to work with flora and fauna or in job that means they contribute to the protection of the natural world when they grow up! Hosted by our team of dedicated Educators, participants learn the daily routines and expectations of a Taronga Keeper.

Through a range of interactive activities and special behind the scenes visits, Cadet Keeper for a Day participants will meet some of Taronga's animals up close and learn how we can care for them and protect them into the future.

The day includes an “official” Keeper for a Day shirt and morning snack.  

Please be aware that while we do our best schedules and activities are subject to change and no specific activities and/or animal encounters can be guaranteed. Please also note that the program must have a minimum of 3 people booked in to proceed. If we have insufficient bookings we'll contact you the week before to organise another date that suits you.

Program Dates

(Last updated 10.08.18- 16.13 AEST)

Please note: Keeper for a Day only takes place on the dates listed below. If the date is not listed, the program is not running on this date. Please also note that the program must have a minimum of 3 people booked in to proceed. If we have insufficient bookings we'll contact you the week before to organise another date that suits you. While we do our best schedules and activities are subject to change and no specific activities and/or animal encounters can be guaranteed.

August 2018 - Fully Booked! 

September 2018 - Fully Booked!

October 2018 - New Dates Available!   

 Tues 2nd Oct - Available 
Wed 10th Oct - Available 
Thurs 11th Oct - Available 
Sat 20th Oct - Booked out!

November 2018 - New Dates Available!

Sat 3rd Nov - Available 
Sat 24th Nov - Available 

(Last updated 10.08.18- 16.10 AEST)

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about the program before you book? read our Frequently Asked Questions below.