About the program
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.
The unique school holiday program provides children with engaging experiences whilst being surrounded by the sights and sounds of the zoo and the animals that live here. Children will be amazed and excited 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 keepsake to take home
- 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.
Zoo Adventures runs on select days during the school holidays. Dates available for booking are below.
Tuesday 2 October
Little Devils Day
Meet a Keeper experience: Tassie Devils
Let’s start Springtime visiting our Tasmanian Devils & learning about the amazing work we are doing to ensure these terrific Tasmanians have a fighting chance in the future.
Challenge: If you can tell our Keepers what DFTD is? We’ll tell you what we’re doing about it!
Wednesday 3 October
Fun on the Farm
Meet a Keeper experience: Backyard to Bush Farmyard
Our Keepers need help to feed the farm animals today so be prepared for plenty of farmyard fun. We will also take a look at super easy sustainability at Backyard to Bush today.
Challenge: When you name the animals on the farm we will let you feed them!
Thursday 4 October
All About Birds
Meet a Keeper experience: Birds
Let’s learn how our Bird Show Keepers work free flight magic with our beautiful birds today. From training techniques to running a show, we show you how it’s done!
Challenge: We enter the aviaries today for a Bird twitching team challenge. Which team will find the most?
Friday 5 October - FULLY BOOKED
Meet a Keeper Experience: Carnivores
Make sure to pack your passports as we travel to Way Kambas Sumatra to trek our amazing tigers. Let’s explore an Indonesian village & then find tracks & scats leading us to the Rangers Station to find the tigers. Keepers will help us in our quest.
Challenge: If you can tell our Keepers a major threat to tigers & habitats we’ll tell you what we’re doing about it!
Monday 8 October - FULLY BOOKED
Meet a Keeper experience: Giraffes
Today we visit our Giraffe in their brand new home & talk to the Keeper’s about how we care for the tallest residents of Taronga & what we are doing to support the conservation of these gentle giants.
Challenge: Tell our Keepers how many Giraffe we have & we’ll tell you how to tell them apart!
Tuesday 9 October
Meet a Keeper experience: Backyard to Bush, Minibeasts
Welcome to the world of minibeasts. Let’s learn from our Keepers what makes minibeasts so special & how important it is that we have them all around us. Freak Mum & Dad out with the best bug stories ever!
Challenge: Tell our Keepers the percentage of life on Earth that mini beasts account for & we’ll show you them up close & personal!
Wednesday 10 October
Meet a Keeper experience: Marine Mammals
Let’s see our show stopping seal friends today & learn how to train a seal. Visit the depths of an underwater world & visit our wet & wild animals today as well as catching the Seal show of course! Who’s your favourite seal?
Challenge: Tell our Keepers the number 1 threat to marine life today & we’ll tell you what we can all do to help!
Thursday 11 October
Scales & Tails
Meet A Keeper experience: Reptiles
Let’s explore the kingdom of the cold blooded ones today & learn about the amazing & vital work our reptile Keepers do behind the scenes in our reptile house.
Challenge: Tell us what lizard has the superpower of regeneration & we’ll make sure you get an awesome photo with them!
Friday 12 October
Bush Tucker Bake Sale
Meet A Keeper experience: Bush tucker cooking with Uncle Les
We wrap up springtime with an amazing new bake sale project! Zoo Adventures work with leaders to design, create & make a bush tucker bake sale that Taronga Zoo Sydney staff will have access to during lunchtime. All proceeds raised from the bake sale will go to Tasmanian Devil & Tiger conservation this season.
This project was requested by current Zoo Adventures as their own way to be Wild Squad Agents & be For the Wild & we are only too happy to make their dream a reality!
|Future dates for Summer holidays will be made available at a later date.|
- 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