Junior Keepers

Junior Keepers

About the program

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 staff, small groups of up to 15 participants will learn the daily routines and responsibilities of a Taronga Keeper. Through a range of interactive activities and special behind the scenes visits, Junior Keeper participants will have up close encounters with some of Taronga’s Australian Native animals and learn how to care for and protect them into the future. 

What to bring

We will provide participants with their own 'Keeper for a Day' t-shirt but they will need to bring a packed lunch and refillable water bottle for the day.

You will also need to ensure that your Junior Keeper has clothes that you won't mind them getting dirty, closed toe shoes and weather appropriate items e.g. hat, sunglasses, rain jacket etc.

Available dates

Dates available for booking are below. If you are unsure of which date you would like to visit or are booking on behalf of someone else, Gift Certificates are available and are valid for 6 months. 

November 2018Booked out
Saturday 1 December 2018Limited places!
Saturday 8 December 2018Limited places!
Saturday 22 December 2018Limited places!
Saturday 29 December 2018Limited places!
Tuesday 8 January 2019Limited places!
Friday 11 January 2019Limited places!
Tuesday 15 January 2019Available
Wednesday 16 January 2019Available
Saturday 19 January 2019Available
Wednesday 23 January 2019Available
Thursday 24 January 2019Available
Friday 25 January 2019Available
Future dates will be made available soon.

Booking conditions

  • Bookings are non-refundable but can be rescheduled or transferred in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of Taronga
  • Please be aware that activities and schedules are subject to change with no notice
  • Taronga cannot guarantee a nut-free environment, please contact us for further information