Operation Earth

Operation Earth

The mission

Taronga Zoo Sydney and the University of Sydney invite you to OPERATION EARTH: A Conservation Mission during the Sydney Science Festival, to celebrate National Science Week.

When: Saturday 17 August 2019

Time: 10.30am to 3pm

There are animals that need your help! Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to complete at least six conservation activities around the Zoo. The Sumatran Tiger, Greater Bilby, Sun Bear and many more animals are relying on you to become a conservation change-agent to protect them from challenges such as climate change, habitat loss and poaching.

Mobilise the mission operatives in your family and get involved in the University of Sydney’s hands-on science challenges to learn about the conservation strategies in place to ensure a future for Earth’s magnificent wildlife.

How to participate

Your OPERATION EARTH: A Conservation Mission case-file will be available at the main entrance of Taronga Zoo Sydney, and children will receive FREE entry to the Zoo when accompanied by a paying adult*.

Families that participate in the University of Sydney’s activities and return a completed case-file go into the draw to WIN one of ten family passes to experience Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo Sydney.

*Registrations will open soon to redeem your 1 FREE child per 1 paying adult. Please check back for when registrations open. Additional children will require a paid Zoo admission ticket.

Tour the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning

To compliment your mission, you can experience an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning's science labs. Hear from Taronga's scientists about key wildlife conservation projects that are contributing to saving planet earth.

Bookings not required to tour the Taronga Institute.

For schools

OPERATION EARTH: A Conservation Mission is also available to book as a unique excursion opportunity on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 August 2019. Read more about how to book for students and school groups.