Melbourne Zoo

Kids Go Wild

Go wild these school holidays and experience the sights and sounds of Melbourne Zoo.

Designed especially for primary school students*, this full day program will take you on a journey to see some of our amazing animals that call Melbourne Zoo home.

The day will start getting to know your Kids Go Wild Leaders and fellow group members before your adventure around the Zoo commences. Throughout the day you will you will get the chance to hear from our keepers and learn what makes our animals so special, play games and participate in fun activities with other kids who are as wild about animals as you are.

Kids Go Wild is an outdoor, all-weather program; be prepared for rain, hail and sunshine. In the event of inclement weather, outdoor sessions will be substituted for indoor activities.

What to bring

Please ensure participants bring the following items:

  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Raincoat
  • Drink bottle
  • Rubbish-free morning tea, lunch & snacks
  • Closed-toe footwear
  • 1 x medical form per participant

Daily Schedule

Each day revolves around a central theme and includes time exploring the zoo, playing games as well as breaks for snack and lunch.

Please note: activities may change on the day due to weather and animal/keeper availability. 

Week 1 Week 2

Monday 27 June: Seal the Loop

Go behind the scenes at Wild Sea and help our keepers with enrichment for our seals. Plus watch our Fiddler Rays enjoy a scatter feed.

Tuesday 28 June: Wipe for Wildlife

Meet our Australian Journey Keepers to learn what our kangaroo’s favourite food is and join our Education Keepers as they train a parrot.

Wednesday 29 June: Zoo Adventure

Help our Primates keepers make enrichment items and get up close to some of our invertebrate species.

Thursday 30 June: Beads for Wildlife

Meet our Vets and learn what is involved looking after our animals and help feed our Giraffe.

Friday 1 July: Don’t Palm Us Off

Head behind the scenes with our Elephant Keepers and write a message to our Orang-utans.

Monday 4 July: Beads for Wildlife

Meet our Australian Journey Keepers to learn what our kangaroo’s favourite food is and join our Education Keepers as they train a parrot.

Tuesday 5 July: Zoo Adventure

Help our Primates keepers make enrichment items and get up close to some of our invertebrate species.

Wednesday 6 July: Don't Palm Us Off

Head behind the scenes with our Elephant Keepers and write a message to our Orang-utans.

Thursday 7 July: Seal the Loop

Go behind the scenes at Wild Sea and help our keepers with enrichment for our seals. Plus watch our Fiddler Rays enjoy a scatter feed.

Friday 8 July: Wipe for Wildlife

Meet our Australian Journey Keepers to learn what our kangaroo’s favourite food is and join our Education Keepers as they train a parrot.

Please note:

  • *This program is designed for primary school children aged 5 to 10 years old, however 11 to 12 year olds are welcome to attend. Five-year-olds must currently be attending primary school.
  • Parents/Guardians are required to sign their child in/out and provide a medical form for each day their child participates. Parents/guardians are unable to stay for the duration of the program.
  • If booking for more than one day, all efforts are made to ensure activities and experiences vary on a daily basis. However due to animal availability and weather conditions, repetition of some activities may occur.