Zoo Keeper for a Day – School Holiday Program

Please find below great 3 great programs on offer to your children during the upcoming summer school holidays designed for young enthusiasts with an interest in conservation and wildlife:


Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Keeper for a Day program

Interested in a career as a zoo keeper?

Are you thinking of a career in working with animals? Come and join us for a day and participate in a range of hands on experiences designed to provide you with an insight into the role of a zoo keeper. This is a great opportunity to discover first-hand the skills and experience recommended to gain a position as a zoo keeper amongst a competitive field of applicants.

Ages:   Years 7-12 students

Cost:    $105.00; $94.50 zoo members

Bookings: 9285 9406


Splash out with our Keepers this Summer!

Aquatic animals have amazing adaptations. Come and work with our keepers to find out how we care for these amazing creatures including platypus, pelicans and turtles. Go behind-the-scenes to see how we help keep animals cool in summer. Keeper for a Day participants will work with Sanctuary staff, helping our keepers and learning about one of the most rewarding jobs!

Ages:   15-18 years. (Years 9-12).

Cost:    $129 (includes morning tea); $116.00 zoo members

Bookings: 9285 9406


Interested in becoming a vet?

Our Australian Wildlife Health Centre receives over 1,500 injured and orphaned wild animals each year. Come and work alongside our vets in a unique program on real life cases involving Healesville Sanctuary’s animal collection as well as injured wildlife brought to the hospital. This summer we have a focus on aquatic animals. Learn about how vets care for platypus, turtles and water birds!

Vet for a Day allows participants to work in our vet hospital for the day, helping our vets and learning about one of the most rewarding jobs!

Ages:   Years 7-12 students

Cost:    $105.00; $94.50 zoo members

Bookings: 9285 9406



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