Youth at the Zoo
Taronga’s Youth at the Zoo program (YATZ) gives teens the opportunity to learn more about how our Zoos operate, develop skills for the future and spend time with like-minded people who share a passion for animals and conservation.
Designed especially for young adults aged 12 - 17 years old, Cadet Keepers is a hands-on program designed for those who aspire for a future working with flora and fauna, or wish to be employed in an industry that contributes to the protection of the natural world.
Junior Keepers is a specially designed hands-on day for children aged 8 - 11 years old who are keen to work with animals or in the conservation field when they grow up. Guided by our team of experienced and dedicated zoo staff, participants will learn the daily routines and responsibilities of a Taronga Keeper.
Community youth programs
Taronga is proud to offer a number of excellent Aboriginal and Community education programs created to provide opportunities and support to the Community and Aboriginal students.