Magnifiers in hand students transform into Habitat Detectives and their challenge is to find clues for various animals found within Victorian habitats.

Animals leave all sorts of clues to tell us they have been around. Join us to find these clues in a habitat and use this evidence to determine what animals need to survive. Our young detectives will have an opportunity to meet some animals up close and use their great ideas to determine how the animals grow and change and have features help them to survive in their habitat. This new way of looking at habitats is encouraged for the whole day excursion and knowledge that can be taken back at school.

Pre visit

  1. Check out and register as a new user.
  2. Watch the short video (top of page) about how to help save Eastern Barred Bandicoots.

Post visit

  1. A new born Eastern Barred Bandicoot is almost the same size as a five cent coin. Organise a Common Cents Challenge back at school to support Zoos Victoria help this species fight extinction. 
  2. Get creative and show your love for our local threatened wildlife. Create your own video mashup about Eastern Barred Bandicoots then share your creation with the world!

 Habitat Detectives addresses AusVELS levels F-2 standards.  It supports the cross-curriculum priorities of Sustainability and addresses achievements in the domains of Science, Interpersonal Development and English.

Program details

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45 minute class & 40 minute safari bus tour*
$16.10 per student
10:00am, 10:50am, 11:40am, 12:30pm
Student ratio 
1 adult to 5 students
Monday to Friday
What to bring 
Bring Your Own Digital Device

Please call (03) 9731 9601
More information for planning your school visit

*Please be at the safari bus shelter 10 minutes prior to departure. Times can't be rescheduled on the day.

You can help Fight

Together we can improve animal care, reduce threatening processes and save endangered species.




Zoos Victoria offers volunteering opportunities at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.

Use your skills and experience to help us fight extinction!

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