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 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

Junior Keepers occurs on select Saturdays and Tuesdays or Thursdays during school holidays.

View the dates for 2020

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 3 years.

Tuesday 21 January Fully booked
Thursday 23 January Fully booked
Saturday 1 February Fully booked
Saturday 8 February Fully booked
Saturday 22 February Fully booked
Saturday 29 February Fully booked
Saturday 7 March Available
Saturday 21 March Available
Saturday 28 March Available
Saturday 11 AprilAvailable
Tuesday 14 April Limited availability
Thursday 16 AprilAvailable
Saturday 18 April Available
Thursday 23 April Available
Saturday 25 April (ANZAC Day)Available
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