Melbourne Zoo (Self-Guided)

Year levels

Early Childhood, Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, VCE, VCAL, Tertiary

Cost

$19 per student $29 per tertiary student

Availability

Monday to Friday (during school term)

Student Ratio

EC: 1 adult for every 3 students F-2: 1 adult for every 5 students 3-12: 1 adult for every 10 students Tertiary: 1 adult for every 10 students

A unique, real-world learning experience exploring wildlife from Australia and around the world.

Program description

A unique, real-world learning experience exploring wildlife from Australia and around the world

Explore the zoo at your own pace and take advantage of this unique learning environment.   

Find out more about the animals at Melbourne Zoo. 

Things are looking a little different at the zoos right now. Please check closer to the time of your booking for the latest updates on how to plan your day.

Please note: if you would like to add a workshop with a Zoo Teacher, our Education workshops are FREE with zoo admission in 2021.   

Program resources

Plan your excursion

Melbourne Zoo (Self-Guided) 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 Melbourne Zoo via the Rail Gate entrance. Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival. More Information.

All onsite excursion bookings are subject to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and as such are subject to change in line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s advice. We will be in contact with all teachers prior to their booked date if we need to clarify any new requirements.

Book your education experience

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

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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