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Early Childhood Education

Learn more about the Early Childhood Education excursions available at Sydney Zoo.

Book your Day Care or Preschool visit to Sydney Zoo!

Children can get up close to animals from around the world and learn about Aboriginal Culture in the Australian precinct.

Price:

Self-guided

$13 per child with educators attending free (up to a maximum ratio of 1 adult per 5 children).

Workshops

$15 per child with educators attending free (up to a maximum ratio of 1 adult per 5 children). Including your choice of:

  • Animal feature focus: children can get up close to and touch ambassador animals as part of a workshop session. Our educator will share different animals, stories and activities.
  • Bungarribee Dreaming experience: delivered by Aboriginal guides in the Australia precinct. Children will have tactile, engaging experiences with stories, animal encounters, painting and other traditional Aboriginal activities.

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The Bungarribee Dreaming incursion program

Aboriginal Guides will visit your centre to engage and immerse your students in Culture through stories, artefacts and activities. This is delivered in a Covid Safe manner with social distancing between students and the Guides. These sessions run for 45-60 minutes and can be led in larger indoor spaces or outdoors.

Living World incursion program

An engaging lesson focusing on the smallest animals in the bush! Be intrigued by giant snails, millipedes, spiders, scorpions and stick insects galore! Each session can be tailored to suit the needs of your students. These sessions run for 45-60 minutes and are appropriate in a classroom setting where our staff can maintain 1.5m between students and teachers during delivery.

Price: $330.00 for up to 30 children, $11.00 per head over 30 children

Virtual excursions

We can give your centre the opportunity to see wildlife up close through the camera lens and learn about conservation or be immersed in Aboriginal Culture by our Aboriginal Guides. We have developed unique Zoom experiences that can be delivered to your centre online.

Price: $165.00 for up to 30 children, $5.50 per head above 30 children

How to book

Please email reservations@sydneyzoo.com with the following information:

  • Group/company name
  • Contact name, email and contact number
  • Address
  • Number of students and supervising adults
  • Age of the students
  • Workshop choice or if it is a self-guided booking
  • Preferred dates