“For a child – or even an adult – being in the presence of a living, breathing animal, knowing the way it smells, looking into his or her eyes, and above all, sensing its “being-ness” can be a life-changing experience.” – Jane Goodall, Primatologist.

At Sydney Zoo we believe that education is a key part of a modern zoo. It promotes awareness and an affinity with animals, ensuring communities value and protect wildlife and habitats around the globe.

Sydney Zoo is a registered Covid Safe venue and we are committed to ensuring the welfare of safety visitors and staff.

Our education programs are expanding to enable us to stay connected to students and teachers via virtual lesson and incursion options into your school or centre under strict Covid Safe protocols.

Read more about the programs we offer below.

School Bookings

Vacation Care

Early Childhood Education

Harvey Norman Free Excursions

Thanks to our partnership with Harvey Norman, all year 2 public school teachers in NSW can book a FREE self-guided visit to the NEW Sydney Zoo with their class in 2021.

Education Program Resources

We have developed a range of FREE to download resources for teachers to use pre, during and post visit.

C.H.E.C.K Education Program

Science for Wildlife and Sydney Zoo have partnered to launch an exciting Stage 3 education program: C.H.E.C.K. (Climate, Habitat, Environment and Conserving Koalas).

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