Sydney Zoo was founded in 2015 with an aim to create amazing experiences for the local and international community by introducing them to a range of animal species from all over the world, while also educating on animal welfare and conservation.
Embracing advanced technology and innovation to improve animal welfare, visitor engagement and education, Sydney Zoo is home to a wide range of exotic and native species. With clever habitat design, we provide an experience that is more immersive and engaging than traditional zoos.
Sydney Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, Australia’s largest Reptile and Nocturnal House and an aquarium.
Students meet Sydney Zoo ambassador animals to learn how to classify animals and explore their adaptations for survival in their unique habitats.
Our Sydney Zoo Aboriginal guides will explain the complexities within family and kinship systems. Students will learn that families are varied and different, while also learning the importance of place to communities.
Workshops for high school can be delivered to the level and topic that is required by the students. Please include the topic and stage of students when enquiring about this program.
Students will be engaged by Aboriginal guides to create a personal connection for themselves and their school as they learn about the responsibility to care for Country wherever they find themselves.
This hands-on workshop explores traditional Aboriginal art with a focus on ochre painting. In this session students will learn about how Aboriginal art was used as a communication and recording tool. Students will also gain the practical experience of creating art through traditional methods.
Learn about features of animals and their environments. Students will be hands on with activities to improve environments for animal survival and meet Australian ambassador animals.
This interactive workshop gets your students up and moving as they learn about the traditional creative arts. Students will learn about traditional musical instruments, such as the didgeridoo and clapsticks, and explore the sounds they make. They will also gain an understanding of traditional dance movements and the stories behind them. Students will have the opportunity to master some basic dance choreography and even compose their own short performance.
What do we notice about living things? Students will be introduced to some of our amazing animals that call Sydney Zoo home and learn about their basic needs.
People, places and colonisation explores the deep attachment and bond for Aboriginal people to their Country, families and peoples and the devastating effects of colonisation. This is delivered in a culturally sensitive and respectful way.
Learn how to group living things based on their external features and distinguish them from non-living things. This program will explore why and how we classify animals using a branching key.
How do animals survive in their environment? Students will meet animals up close to learn about their structural and behavioural adaptations that help them survive in the wild.
Delve into the complex history of Aboriginal people in their pursuit for recognition and equality. Our guides will share some of the iconic and historical events that have led to a resilient and ongoing fight for justice since colonisation till present day.