Be a keeper and go behind-the-scenes to learn how we train and care for our animals!

Our amazing free-flight bird show, Spirits of the Sky, showcases incredible animal training from our dedicated keepers. These school holidays go beind-the-scenes to meet our keepers and find out how they train and care for our birds including powerful wedgetail eagles, Kevin the talking corella, and our aerial expert peregrine falcon. You will also get to learn about some of our non-feathered friends such as kangaroos, wombats and koalas. Keeper for a Day participants will work with Sanctuary staff, helping our keepers and learning about one of the most rewarding jobs!

You will go behind-the-scenes, taking part in many daily duties of a keeper, which could include:

  • Food preparation
  • Animal training and enrichment
  • Health checks
  • Animal contact

Event details

Book now
9:30am to 3:30pm
January 2016: 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th
Healesville Sanctuary

$115; $103.50 zoo members

For Year 7-12 students. Covered shoes must be worn. All participants must agree to follow staff instructions.
What to bring 
Water bottle, snacks & lunch. Bring your camera to capture the moment.

Please call 1300 966 784 to reserve your place.

  • Payment is required at time of booking.
  • Strictly limited numbers
  • Bookings are not refundable