Available:  Thursday 15th June, Saturday 24th June
Private sessions can be arranged on desired dates for groups (minimum 4). Contact our reservations team to discuss. 
 9:00am – 12:00pm
Duration: 3 hours
Age: 8+ years
Price: $124.99 per child (includes zoo admission)
$134.99 per concession card holder (includes zoo admission)
Unlimited pass holder: $99.99
Members discount price: $90.99
Max. group size: 6

Become a Zookeeper for a day!

For an animal-lover, there’s no better experience than our Accessible Zookeeper for a Day program. Learn what goes on behind the scenes at Sydney Zoo and Sydney Zoo and get hands-on experience feeding and caring for animals. With no hills or steps and wide pathways, Sydney Zoo is the perfect place for everyone. 

 Book early to avoid disappointment as only 8 participants and their carers per day will have the opportunity to partake in this program.

What to expect

  • 8:45am or 12:45pm orientation
  • Meet and greet with zookeepers
  • Participate in daily zookeeper duties
  • Photo opportunities with Australian animals
  • Assisting in animal feeds
  • Creating animal enrichment items
  • Q&A with zookeepers

How to book

Fill out the Experiences Enquiry Form below, call us on (02) 7202 2560, or email our team at experiences@sydneyzoo.com to reserve your spot now.


  • All participants must be comfortable in the presence of animals.
  • This program is designed for children that require a support person. This support person does not need to pay for the program but will need to enter Sydney Zoo with a ticket.
  • Companion card holders will access the zoo for free, non-companion card holders will be required to purchase an entry ticket to the zoo.
  • While Sydney zoo accepts companion animals under certain circumstances, certain aspects of this program are unsuitable for them. 
  • Children in a wheelchair are able to participate, the program is designed to be accessible to all.
  • What to bring: A sun hat, water bottle and morning or afternoon tea.
  • Weather requirements: This program only runs in good weather with dry ground – any clients who have wheelchairs would not be able to access some areas after rain. Postponement is likely if the weather is not ideal or a modification of the program if possible. Sydney Zoo will notify participants if this is the case.
  • Sydney Zoo reserves the right to cancel the encounter for any unseen circumstances. A reschedule date will be offered based on availability. 
  • Clothing requirements: Enclosed flat shoes.
  • Participants or their carers, will be required to agree to the program rules and sign a waiver form on the day.

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