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School Work Experience at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo work experience can vary from work with marine mammals, to primates and horticulture, among many others. Only one student per school will be accepted.

Meet a Keeper

This unique day-long program allows school students who are considering a zoo career to learn exactly what their job would entail, as well as letting them peek behind the scenes.

Indigenous Programs

Taronga Zoo delivers a range of Aboriginal education programs that have been developed with local indigenous communities and which aim to support Aboriginal students and their culture.
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Living Classrooms brings learning to life by immersing students in nature and letting them to interact with a variety of animals.

Wild Asia at Taronga Zoo

The Village School learning facility, set in the Wild Asia rainforest and near many Asian animals, provides a unique and inspiring location for talks and programs.

Backyard to Bush at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo’s Backyard to Bush is an extraordinary journey through Australian animals – from the pets and creepy crawlies that share our homes, to the farm, and the mysterious bush...

Booking & Costs

With great rates for groups and discounts for students, the Zoo is a perfect day out for classes and care groups. To take advantage of our workshops, make sure you book in advance.

OOSH and Vacation Care Groups

Taronga Zoo’s workshops for children aged 5 – 12 years in vacation care, are a great way to add an educational element to a fun day out with the animals.

Self-guided Visits

With pre- and post-visit activities, student trails and keeper talks and shows throughout the day, there is a lot to pack in to a self-guided excursion to the Zoo.