Zoo Adventures

Zoo Adventures

School holiday program.

This fun, educational holiday program for kids aged 5 to 11 years old will take them on an exciting zoo journey to learn about animals and the environments they live in.

About this program

Children will be amazed and excited on this unique school holiday program, 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 on the day

Please note that in the interest of guest, staff and animal safety Zoo Adventures may be running an identical schedule each day.

Zoo Adventurers will have a fun-filled day with exclusive behind-the-scenes animal experiences in our Education learning spaces. Plus, Adventurers will get the chance to explore the Zoo from presentations to a Backyard to Bush farm visit, it's a wild day for all!

*Subject to change pending weather or schedule changes with in-grounds presentations.

Kids learning about iconic Australian animal, the Echidna
Kids learning about iconic Australian animal, the Echidna
Kids feeding the Goats at Backyard to Bush
Kids feeding the Goats at Backyard to Bush
Kids learning about snakes
Kids learning about snakes
Kids exploring the African Savannah spotting Giraffes
Kids exploring the African Savannah spotting Giraffes

Program dates

Registrations for the Summer school holidays are now open!

Week 1

Tuesday 19 DecemberFully Booked
Wednesday 20 DecemberFully Booked
Thursday 21 DecemberFully Booked

Week 2

Tuesday 2 JanuaryAvailable
Wednesday 3 JanuaryAvailable
Thursday 4 JanuaryAvailable
Friday 5 JanuaryAvailable

Week 3

Monday 8 JanuaryAvailable
Tuesday 9 JanuaryAvailable
Wednesday 10 JanuaryAvailable
Thursday 11 JanuaryAvailable
Friday 12 JanuaryAvailable

Week 4

Monday 15 JanuaryAvailable
Tuesday 16 JanuaryAvailable
Wednesday 17 JanuaryAvailable
Thursday 18 JanuaryAvailable
Friday 19 JanuaryAvailable

Week 5

Monday 22 JanuaryAvailable
Tuesday 23 JanuaryAvailable
Wednesday 24 JanuaryAvailable
Thursday 25 JanuaryAvailable

If you have a credit to redeem, please email us directly on zooadventures@zoo.nsw.gov.au


What to bring

Adventurers should bring a small backpack with a packed lunch and snacks for the day, as well as a refillable water bottle and hat. Please note that children carry their bags all day to the Zoo Adventures activities. To be prepared for all weather, we also suggest you bring 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.


Booking conditions

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I understand, agree and accept as the parent/guardian of the child/children booked on the program that Zoo Adventures Program:

  • Requires a moderate level of fitness and good mobility.
  • Children must be aged between five to 11 years of age. 
  • Taronga staff and volunteers are COVID-19 vaccinated however Zoo Adventures will be interacting with unvaccinated children and guests throughout the day. 
  • Is an all-weather experience and will ordinarily proceed in the event of inclement weather
  • May include entering an environment housing animals which involves a degree of unpredictability and therefore risk of injury occurring
  • Is at my own risk and without any liability attached to the Taronga Conservation Society Australia, including any injury to the child/children or damage to their property
  • Requires the child/children to take direction from Zoo Adventures Hosts regarding photographs and video taken on any device, and understand that some photos may be restricted from social media platforms
  • Requires the child/children to take direction from Zoo Adventures Hosts to comply with Taronga’s COVID-19 Safety Plan
  • Must not be attended by a child/children if they feel unwell or have flu like symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath) and acknowledge that they will be excluded from the program and Taronga Zoo if they attend when unwell or with flu like symptoms
  • Bookings are non-refundable but can be rescheduled or transferred in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of Taronga
  • Program activities and schedules are subject to change without notice
  • Taronga reserves the right to cancel community education programs at any time to remain COVID Safe, or due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters or in the event of severe weather. In the unlikely event that this situation occurs, Taronga will contact me as soon as practicable to notify me and reschedule my booking
  • Taronga cannot guarantee a nut-free environment (please contact us for further information).
  • If the program participant has a known allergy that causes an anaphylactic reaction upon exposure to the allergen, full disclosure must be provided prior to attending the program.  The participant is required to supply and carry an EpiPen throughout the duration of the program.  A medical action plan also needs to be provided to ensure Taronga staff have clear instructions for response management.