Education bookings are now open for 2022! Read about our excursion options below and book your visit now.

Self-guided visits to Sydney Zoo - $13 per student, free entry for teachers*

As a world class zoo in Western Sydney, we offer students and teachers the opportunity to see wildlife from around the world, learn about conservation and be immersed in Aboriginal Culture as part of our Bungarribee Dreaming experience.

Download our syllabus-linked resources and explore the zoo at your own pace while you engage students in learning how they can make a difference in their own backyards.

Combine a self-guided visit to Sydney Zoo with one of our new incursion packages or a virtual package. These complement what your students will see and learn at the zoo and can be booked for before or after your visit.

Book your school for a self-guided visit below;

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Bungaribee Dreaming Excursion Programs

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Plan Your School Visit

Living World Excursion Programs

Living things at Sydney Zoo

What do we notice about living things?

Students will be introduced to some of our amazing animals that call Sydney Zoo home and learn about their basic needs.

Program resources
ES1 Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
STe-3LW-ST explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things

Plan your excursion

Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival.

YEAR LEVELS​
Early Stage 1 and Early Learning Years​ 

COST
$17 per child (includes zoo entry)​

AVAILABILITY​
Monday to Friday (during school term)​

STUDENT RATIO​
1 teacher per class ​

THEMES
Animal needs and characteristics

Features of Living Things​

Learn about features of animals and their environments. Students will be hands on with activities to improve environments for animal survival and meet Australian ambassador animals. 

Program resources
ST1 Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
ST1-2DP-T, ST1-4LW-S

Plan your excursion
Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival.

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 1

COST
$17 per child (includes zoo entry)

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Animal features and their environments

Classification

Learn how to group living things based on their external features and distinguish them from non-living things. This program will explore why and how we classify animals using a branching key.  

Program resources
ST2 Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
ST2-4LW-S compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

Plan your excursion

Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival.

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 2

COST
$17 per child (includes zoo entry)

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Animal features and grouping living things

Amazing Adaptions

How do animals survive in their environment? Students will meet animals up close to learn about their structural and behavioural adaptations that help them survive in the wild.

Program resources
S3 Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
ST3-4LW-S  examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

Plan your excursion

Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival.

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 3

COST
$17 per child (includes zoo entry)

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Animal survival and adaption

Classification and Adaptions

Students meet Sydney Zoo ambassador animals to learn how to classify animals and explore their adaptations for survival in their unique habitats.

Program resources
ST4 Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
SC4-14LW  relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction

Plan your excursion

Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival.

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 4

COST
$17 per child (includes zoo entry)

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Animal classification and adaptions

Bungaribee Dreaming Excursion Programs

Kinship and Families​

Our Sydney Zoo Aboriginal guides will explain the complexities within family and kinship systems. Students will learn that families are varied and different, while also learning the importance of place to communities.

Program resources
Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
HTe-1, GEe-1

Plan your excursion
Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival.

YEAR LEVELS
Early Stage 1 and Early Years

COST
$17 per child (includes zoo entry)

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Family and community​

Connection to Place​

Students will be engaged by Aboriginal guides to create a personal connection for themselves and their school as they learn about the responsibility to care for Country wherever they find themselves.

Program resources
Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
HT1-2, GE1-1, GE1-2

Plan your excursion

Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival.

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 1

COST
$17 per child (includes zoo entry)

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
country and sustainability

Traditional music and dance​

This interactive workshop gets your students up and moving as they learn about the traditional creative arts. Students will learn about traditional musical instruments, such as the didgeridoo and clapsticks, and explore the sounds they make. They will also gain an understanding of traditional dance movements and the stories behind them. Students will have the opportunity to master some basic dance choreography and even compose their own short performance.

Program resources
Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
DAES1.1    MUES1.4    MUS1.1     DAS1.2

Plan your excursion

Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival.

YEAR LEVELS
Early Stage 1 and Stage 1

COST
$17 per child (includes zoo entry)

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
2 teacher per class

THEMES
country and sustainability

People, Places and Colonisation​

People, places and colonisation explores the deep attachment and bond for Aboriginal people to their Country, families and peoples and the devastating effects of colonisationThis is delivered in a culturally sensitive and respectful way.

Program resources
Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
HT2-4, GE2-1, GE2-2

Plan your excursion

Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival.

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 2

COST
$17 per child (includes zoo entry)

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Culture and colonisation

Traditional Art ​

This hands-on workshop explores traditional Aboriginal art with a focus on ochre painting. In this session students will learn about how Aboriginal art was used as a communication and recording tool. Students will also gain the practical experience of creating art through traditional methods. 

Program resources
Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
VAS2.1     VAS2.4     VAS3.2    VAS3.4 

Plan your excursion

Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival.

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 2 and stage 3

COST
$17 per child (includes zoo entry)

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Colonisation and equality

Rights and Freedoms

Delve into the complex history of Aboriginal people in their pursuit for recognition and equality. Our guides will share some of the iconic and historical events that have led to a resilient and ongoing fight for justice since colonisation till present day.

Program resources
Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
HT2-4, GE2-1, GE2-2

Plan your excursion

Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival.

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 3

COST
$17 per child (includes zoo entry)

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Colonisation and equality

High School Custom Workshop​

Workshops for high school can be delivered to the level and topic that is required by the students. Please include the topic and stage of students when enquiring about this program.

Program resources
Teacher Toolkit

Plan your excursion

Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival.

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 4, Stage 5, and Stage 6

COST
$17 per child (includes zoo entry)

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Colonisation and sustainability

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