If the thought of another round of school holidays is driving you wild, why don’t you leave your little monkeys with the Perth Zoo for the day to join the Zoo Crew!

ZOO CREW

School holiday program for Year 4 to Year 8

Zoo Crew is a Perth Zoo educational adventure day for kids in Year 4 to Year 8 where they have the unique opportunity to learn about what’s involved in caring for the Zoo’s incredible animals.

Each Zoo Crew day has a different theme but all include opportunities to:

  • meet Zoo animals up-close
  • help keepers to care for Zoo animals
  • bravely adventure into special access areas
  • learn about ways to ‘Save Wildlife’ and why it’s so important
  • explore the Asian Rainforest, African Savannah, Australian Bush and Amazonia all in one day
  • play zoo games and solve animal challenges.

Please note: specific animal encounters cannot be confirmed at times of booking as they are subject to change.

Please check the date before booking. The programs sell out quickly and the next available date may be the following holidays.

Global Keeper – 6,13 July, 28 September, 5 October 2021
Journey around the world in just one day to discover how we take care of the huge diversity of Zoo animals and find out how we are contributing to saving wildlife globally.

Creature Keeper – 7,14 July, 29 September, 6 October 2021
Join us to learn about how we care for some of our most unique animals from the very big to the very small.

Planet Keeper – 8,15 July, 30 September, 7 October 2021
Discover what’s involved in caring for some of our most endangered animals and learn what you can do to contribute to ‘saving wildlife’.

Carnivore Keeper – 9,16 July, 1, 8 October 2021
Find out how we look after some of our carnivores and cater for their special needs.

Find out more HERE.

KEEPER CAREERS

School holiday program for future keepers in Year 9 to 12

July 2021 School Holidays – African and Asian animals

Join Perth Zoo keepers for a day focusing on the animals of Africa and Asia. From big to small, carnivores, herbivores and omnivores – each one special and much loved. See parts of the Zoo that you’ve never seen before and learn about the best job in the world.

*Please note: program topics may be subject to change.

Bookings here

Keeper Kids

Calling all animal loving kids in Pre-Primary to Year 3! Join a zooper day at the Zoo these school holidays.

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 check the date of your booking!
These sessions sell out fast and the next available date may be the following holidays.

Scratch’n’Sniff – 6, 13 July, 28 September, 5 October 2021

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 – 7, 14 July, 29 September, 6 October 2021

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 – 8, 15 July, 30 September, 7 October 2021

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 – 9, 16 July, 1, 8 October 2021

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.

Bookings here

Father’s Day at Perth Zoo

Give dad a zoo-per day out — on us! All dads will receive FREE entry on Father’s Day!

Get the whole family together and join us as we celebrate how otter-ly awesome dads are. Dads, just head to the main entrance for free entry — you won’t need a ticket on Father’s Day.