Zoo Adventures Sydney

Zoo Adventures Sydney

Join the Wild Squad with Taronga’s Zoo Adventurers!

This fun, educational holiday program for kids aged 5 to 10 years old will take them on an exciting zoo journey to learn about animals and the environments they live in.

Children will be amazed and excited on this unique school holiday program, as they join in animal themed activities and meet our wonderful keepers who care for the animals that live at Taronga Zoo Sydney. 

What to expect

Every Zoo Adventure includes:

  • A ride on the Sky Safari
  • Interactive animal encounters
  • A photo opportunity
  • Meet a Keeper 
  • See the Seal Show or QBE Free-flight Bird Show
  • Explore the interactive playground
  • Daily missions
  • Professional, enthusiastic, fun loving staff to assist and enhance your Zoo Adventurers experience

What to bring

Adventurers should bring a packed lunch and snacks for the day, as well as a refillable water bottle. And to be prepared for all weather, we also suggest you bring a hat, sunscreen and wet weather gear, just in case.

Please note that the Zoo Adventures t-shirt must be worn during the visit, to help our staff identify children in a busy environment.

Available dates

Zoo Adventures runs on select days during the school holidays. Dates for the Spring school holiday period will be made available in September 2019. If you're interested in understanding more about the topics and activities that may be available, see below for the recently completed Winter holiday program.

8 - 12 July 2019 (Week 1) - NAIDOC

Date Availability

Monday 8th July

Life in the Dark

Only 2 spots available

Meet a Keeper Experience: Glider

Taronga sits on Cameraigal Land and in NAIDOC Week we pay respect to their elders; past, present and emerging by learning and appreciating the small furry mammals of our trees. Let’s Start our Winter season discovering the secret world of native Nocturnal creatures. We will meet a keeper with a focus on furry friends like possums & gliders, learning how to protect them & their fragile habitat. Each Zoo Adventures day during NAIDOC will include Dreaming and MUSE trail experiences and a visit to the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning Habitat Classrooms.

Tuesday 9th July

Our Native Neighbours

 

Meet a Keeper experience: Emu

Taronga acknowledges Cameraigal elders; past, present and emerging by gaining knowledge and appreciating the amazing bird that travels across the dry land… Today we visit the Bush Friends area sharing a brand new meet a keeper experience, focusing on one of the largest Australian native birds, the Emu! Keepers will share stories & fun facts about these amazing birds & we’ll learn how we can help create a sustainable future for all! Each Zoo Adventures day during NAIDOC will include Dreaming and MUSE trail experiences and a visit to the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning Habitat Classrooms.

Wednesday 10 July

Sales and Tales

FULLY BOOKED

Meet a Keeper experience: Crocodiles

Dreamtime stories portray an Indigenous knowledge and understanding of the world, which includes cautionary tales involving animals, one such story is that of Gunadar the Crocodile. Always a popular theme, today we visit Serpentaria for a scaly experience with our reptile keepers with a focus on Crocodiles & native reptiles. Discover why reptiles rule today! Each Zoo Adventures day during NAIDOC will include Dreaming and MUSE trail experiences and a visit to the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning Habitat Classrooms.

Thursday 11th July

Feathered Friends

Meet a Keeper experience: Bird Show Parrots

Taronga sits on Cameraigal Land and in NAIDOC Week we pay respect to their elders; past, present and emerging by learning and appreciating the spirits of our land. Australia is known as the land of parrots & today we take to the skies, visiting the Free flight Bird Show & meeting keepers to learn all about the wonderful world of parrots, how our trainers work with them & what we can do to provide safe homes for our wild feathered friends! Each Zoo Adventures day during NAIDOC will include Dreaming and MUSE trail experiences and a visit to the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning Habitat Classrooms.

Friday 12th July

Claws and Jaws

Meet a Keeper experience: Tasmanian Devils

Taronga pays respect to the Cameraigal and their elders; past, present and emerging by learning and appreciating the fierce creatures of our southern island. Let’s finish a wonderful week visiting more native Australian animals. Our meet a keeper experience will focus on our largest carnivorous marsupial, the Tasmanian Devil. Let’s learn why they are important to our eco system, the threats they face & the amazing conservation work we are involved in to help them! Each Zoo Adventures day during NAIDOC will include Dreaming and MUSE trail experiences and a visit to the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning Habitat Classrooms.

15 - 19 July 2019 (Week 2)

Date Availability

Monday 15 July

Larger Than Life

Only 1 spot available

Meet a Keeper experience: Elephants

Let’s start the week visiting our Wild Asia area where our meet a keeper experience focuses on our beautiful, big elephants! Learn about our herd with super fun facts & stories while the keepers work with our elephants & share bath time with us! Each Zoo Adventures day during this week will include a visit to the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning Habitat Classrooms.

Tuesday 16 July

At the Top of His Game

FULLY BOOKED

Meet a Keeper experience: Giraffe

Today we explore our African areas & share a meet a keeper experience with a focus on the tallest residents at Taronga, the Giraffe. With big soft eyes and long blue tongues, they are always a favourite! Each Zoo Adventures day during this week will include a visit to the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning Habitat Classrooms.

Wednesday 17 July

Big and Beautiful

Limited spots available

Meet a Keeper experience: Cassowary

Today we offer another brand new meet a keeper experience that introduces us to the amazing world of the cassowary. We will learn about these incredible, large, flightless birds, why they are the key to a healthy eco system & Rainforest survival! Each Zoo Adventures day during this week will include a visit to the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning Habitat Classrooms.

Thursday 18 July

Red is the new Black

FULLY BOOKED

Meet a Keeper experience: Red Panda

We visit Wild Asia again today for another brand new meet a keeper experience where our keepers focus on the wonderful world of the Red Panda & what makes them such an unusual animal. Let’s look out for Red Panda cubs today too! Each Zoo Adventures day during this week will include a visit to the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning Habitat Classrooms.

Friday 19 July

Cheeky Chatterboxes

FULLY BOOKED

Meet a Keeper experience: Chimps

We finish the Winter holiday season with African animals & enjoy an amazing meet a keeper experience with a focus on Chimpanzees! Learn how closely related they really are to us & what we can all do to ensure a safe future for all, as Zoo Adventurers are For the Wild! Each Zoo Adventures day during this week will include a visit to the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning Habitat Classrooms.

Booking conditions

  • Children must be aged between 5 and 10 years old
  • Zoo Adventurers are to bring their own lunch and snacks
  • Animal experiences are subject to change without notification
  • There will be no refunds for cancellations, although credit may be given where applicable
  • Children must wear a Zoo Adventures t-shirt during their visit so that staff can easily identify children in busy environments