Non-Curriculum Aligned

Year levels

EAL, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, VCE, VCE Vocational Major


See Plan Your Visit


Monday to Friday (during school term)


Animal Welfare, Australian Animals, Biodiversity, Classification, Consumer Behaviour, Ecosystems / Habitats, Endangered Species, Families, Food Chains / Webs, Human Impact, Leadership, Life cycles, Resource Management, STEM, Sustainability

A unique experience that will help your students learn about Australian wildlife.

Program description

Werribee Open Range Zoo provides a range of opportunities for real-world learning. Your students will participate in a guided walk about Australian animals and learn about their care. They will observe animals in their habitats and your Zoo Teacher will be available to answer their questions.

Students will learn:

  • About Australian animals
  • About what wildlife need to survive

Program sequence

Before your visit


Use the activities in the Teaching Guide (below) to spark students’ curiosity and build their language skills before their zoo visit.

During your visit

Connect and Understand 

Students will learn about Australian animals as they journey through the zoo.

Your zoo visit will include: Introduction (for arrivals between 9:45am – 10:00am), Zoo Teacher workshop (30 minutes), Safari Bus Tour (40 minutes) and keeper talks. Check out your Teaching Guide for other ideas of what to do at the zoo.

After your visit


Use activities in the Teaching Guide to deepen students’ learning back at school. 


Use the Teaching Guide to enable students to master their knowledge and skills in real-world contexts.

Program maps and itineraries

Your booking confirmation email will list your group's education workshop/s and safari bus tour time. Each workshop time has its own map and daily itinerary. Paper maps will be provided to you on the day.

Program resources

Plan your excursion 

This program is an outdoor all-weather program; the students will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

School groups will enter Werribee Open Range Zoo via the Main Entrance. Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival. More information.

Book your education experience

Fill out an online form to request a booking for your zoo education experience

Request booking now

You will need to know the following to book your zoo excursion or online workshop:

  • Education program of your choice (if applicable)
  • Preferred date
  • School name and address
  • Contact details of organising teacher
  • Number of students/classes and their year level