Excursions

Excursions

Experience more than the classroom.

Taronga has been providing schools with unique education experiences for over 40 years. Bring your students and explore our Zoos at your own pace, or add an extra layer of learning with special events, programs and hands-on curriculum-based workshops conducted by our qualified teachers.

Book your excursion to Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo today, or contact the team on 02 9978 4578 (Sydney) and 02 6881 1433 (Dubbo).

School workshops at Taronga

School workshops

Meet some of our amazing animals up close in a lesson led by a qualified member of our teaching staff. All topics are tied to syllabus outcomes across Science, Mathematics, Geography, Creative Arts, English, History and Business Studies.

Workshops are offered at Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo, as well as via our Zoomobile program.

Students at Backyard to Bush, Sydney
Students at Backyard to Bush, Sydney

Planning your excursion

Whether you choose a self-guided excursion, workshop or special event you are guaranteed to provide your students with an education experience to last a lifetime.

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Students at Backyard to Bush, Sydney
Wildlife Workshops for international schools
Wildlife Workshops for international schools

International schools programs

International students can join our staff on a Wildlife Workshop – a specially designed program for overseas students with customised activities and schedules.

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Wildlife Workshops for international schools
Outdoor classes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
Outdoor classes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Booking costs

View booking costs for excursions, workshops and Zoomobile programs at Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

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Outdoor classes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
Special events for schools

Full day programs

Each school term we hold one-off events and programs at our Zoos in Sydney and Dubbo, in addition to the curriculum focused workshops. These full day experiences are designed to increase student engagement with nature and sustainability. 

Twilight Safari
Twilight Safari

Twilight programs

Students can explore our Zoos from a completely new angle as the sun goes down. Enjoy dinner under the stars, discover wild creatures on a private night walk and get to meet amazing animals up close. 

Twilight programs are available at both Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

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Twilight Safari
Wild Ropes. Photo: Lorinda Taylor
Wild Ropes. Photo: Lorinda Taylor

Wild Ropes for schools

Get out of the classroom and immerse yourself in nature, right in the heart of Sydney. Students will challenge themselves and work as a team on our high ropes course while they master suspension bridges, tunnels, obstacles and flying foxes. 

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Wild Ropes. Photo: Lorinda Taylor