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Keeper For A Day Program for 8 - 11 year olds

Hi kids! Want to be a zoo keeper but too young to join YATZ or volunteer?

Junior Keeper for a Day is a specially designed hands-on day for children aged 8 - 11 years old who’d like to work with animals or in the conservation field 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, Junior Keeper for a Day participants will meet some of Taronga Zoo's Australian native animals up close and learn how we can care for them and protect them into the future.

Junior Keeper for a Day is an amazing experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity to get really close to some of Taronga Zoo’s most popular animals!  

Program Dates

(Last updated 22.06.18- 16:11 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. While we do our best schedules and activities are subject to change and no specific activities and/or animal encounters can be guaranteed. 

June 2018 - Fully Booked!

July 2018 - Fully Booked! (No waitlist available)

August 2018

Sat 4th - Hurry, limited spots left!
Sat 11th - Hurry, limited spots left!
Sat 25th - Available 

September 2018 

Sat 1st - Hurry, limited spots left!
Sat 8th - Available
Sat 22nd - Hurry, limited spots left!
Sat 29th - Hurry, limited spots left!

Dates for October school holidays won't be released until July holiday's conclude. 

(Last updated 22.06.18- 16:11 AEST)

Frequently Asked Questions

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