School holiday program for Pre-Primary to Year 3. 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 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.
Please check the date of your booking!
These sessions sell out fast and the next available date may be the following holidays.
Tall’n’Small - 3, 10 July 2023
Animals come in all sizes! Some animals can reach the tallest trees and some never move from the leaves they scuttle through on the forest floor. Join us to find out who is the zoo’s biggest, smallest, longest and tallest!
Scratch’n’Sniff - 4, 11 July 2023
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 - 5, 12 July 2023
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 - 6, 13July 2023
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 - 7, 14 July 2023
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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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
+ Can I book my younger/older child into a program that is for a different age range?
Unfortunately we are unable to accept bookings for children outside of the recommended age range for the chosen Kids and Youth Programs. There are a lot of factors that our expert Zoo educators, zoo keepers and veterinary staff consider when developing these unique, fun and educational experiences to not only ensure our animal residents are safe, comfortable and happy, but that the educational experiences are age and school year appropriate.
+ Can I change the date of my booking?
Yes, you may change the day of your booking a minimum of 7 days before the original booked date. You can do this by logging into the Perth Zoo account used to purchase the ticket. Select ‘Your Purchases’, then click ‘Change Booking’ and select a new day to attend.
+ Is there a waitlist for fully booked sessions?
There is no waiting list for our Kids and Youth Programs . If there are cancellations, the tickets will be re-released on our website. So keep an eye on our website for any updates.
+ My child can no longer attend, can I get a refund?
Tickets to attend our Kids and Youth Programs are non-refundable. Please ensure you have chosen the correct date and program for your child when booking. A no show on the day will result in the ticket being forfeited.
+ What does my child need to bring?
Please make sure your child is wearing enclosed shoes and weather appropriate clothing such as a hat, jacket and raincoat. Also pack a water bottle, morning tea and lunch to keep tummies from rumbling.