Calling all animal loving kids in Pre-Primary to Year 3! Join us for a zooper day at the Zoo these school holidays.
All animals are amazing and just like you need to be loved and cared for.
Each Keeper Kids day has a different theme but all include opportunities to:
- learn how we look after Zoo animals
- help us to care for Zoo animals by participating in some exciting keeper duties
- explore the Zoo with our staff
- meet some of our most treasured animals
- play games
- make a craft to take home
- learn how you can make your garden more fauna friendly
Please note: specific animal encounters cannot be confirmed at the time of booking as they are subject to change. We encourage parents to take the opportunity to drop-off their children at this program, and those who purchase an entry ticket can then explore the Zoo.
Scratch’n’Sniff - January 7, 14, 21 & April 14, 21
Smell is an important way that animals find food as well as communicate and just like humans, some smells are preferred over others! Learn about the smells Zoo animals love and how the keepers use smell to enrich the animals’ lives.
Roar’n’Snore - January 8, 15, 22 & April 15, 22
Animals make a range of noises to communicate and love to sleep in a variety of comfortable and not so comfortable places! Can you recognise who sleeps where and what animal makes that noise?
Jump’n’Swing - January 9, 16, 23 & April 16, 23
Some animals swim, some fly, some jump and some swing. Moving around is important to stay healthy, find food and avoid being eaten. Learn all about how the smallest and the biggest animals get around.
Puggles’n’Pups - January 10, 17, 24 & April 17, 24
Baby animals are the cutest but not all of them look like the animals they grow up to be! Which animal has a baby called a puggle? Which animals have babies called pups? Find out all about how we care for animal babies and the animals they become.
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