Taronga Zoo Sydney’s beautiful outdoor harbourside location provides you with the chance to reconnect with our animals and nature and enjoy time safely with family and friends. Please note, it takes approximately 3 hours to explore the entire zoo.
We’re committed to keeping you safe, but this does mean some changes to the usual experience which can be read in detail around our safety precautions, ticketing and guest experience.
Behavioural observations allow Taronga Scientists to collect and record data that can lead to the development of a testable hypothesis. From this, scientists can monitor changes animals may display, giving insight into to ensure animal health, wellbeing and survival.
How does reproduction ensure the continuity of a species? Does artificial manipulation of DNA have the potential to change populations forever? In this workshop, students will explore how biodiversity is achieved through reproduction and heredity.
Central to scientific inquiry is the idea that we need evidence to be able to develop well-reasoned conclusions. In this workshop students work as scientists exploring the Key Inquiry Question- How does observation instigate scientific investigation? Student will apply the scientific method, develop hypothesises, consider variables and collect primary data to gain a greater understanding of animal behaviours.
A working farm combines technology and the environment to meet our everyday needs. Students will discover ways that animals and plants are grown for food and fibre production including traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, urban and commercial practices.
Adaptations are remarkable features that have evolved in animals over millions of years to help them thrive in their environment. But what happens when that environment changes too rapidly? In this workshop, students will observe a range of animals’ adaptations when considering how adaptations are challenged by today's changing environments, both natural and human induced.
All animals have a lifecycle. Students will learn how the features and needs of animals change and develop as they move from stage to stage. They will meet animals with unique lifecycles and investigate how they can help overcome the challenges these species face as they develop and grow, including designing animal habitats in their schools and backyards.
Curiosity drives scientific discovery. Your students will get the opportunity to learn scientific skills as they interact with our habitat classroom. They will observe and learn about animal characteristics and behaviours that help them survive in the wild. They will conduct experiments and develop skills that will help them see the world like a scientist.
Students can learn so much by exploring living things in their own backyards. They will be challenged to apply their understanding of the needs of all living things and if they could provide help to living things in order to aide their survival.
Students will join a Zoo Educator and set off on an exciting adventure from the Aussie bush, through a working farm environment, and into an urban backyard.
In this animal encounter experience, students engage in an intimate session meeting some fascinating native Australian animals, learning about their roles in the environment and their unique features and adaptations that help them thrive in the wild.
Oral history is central to Aboriginal culture and Dreaming Stories are an integral part of Aboriginal life. These stories are used to pass on knowledge and skills to children and adults alike.
Bring your students to the Zoo With over 100 years' experience, Taronga Zoo Sydney offers both teachers and students the opportunity to experience a self-guided, interactive, and hands-on learning environment.
In this workshop students will examine the climate, vegetation and native animals of Australia and Sumatra. They will learn about the importance of habitats for animals and people and discover the ways people value environments, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Students will investigate how people can use places and environments in a more sustainable way and how our choices impact on these places. The concepts discussed in this workshop can be strongly reinforced when visiting Tiger Trek at Taronga Zoo Sydney.
Predation is a biological interaction where one organism, the predator, eats another organism, its prey. To survive and thrive, both predator and prey species possess very different adaptations. Predators have adaptations that enable them to catch and kill their prey. Prey animals have adaptations to fight or avoid their predators. In this workshop, students will meet a variety of predator and prey species and apply their keen observation skills to differentiate between their adaptations.
In this workshop, students will draw connections between structures and functions of different animals that determine how scientists have classified them throughout history. Zoo educators will lead an intimate animal encounter, and through keen observation, students will discover some amazing adaptations that give wildlife the edge for survival and reproduction in their natural environment.
Taronga's local and international conservation projects provide the perfect resource for your Environmental Change and Management investigative study. In this workshop students will develop an understanding of the causes and consequences of human-induced environmental change in Australia and Sumatra that is challenging sustainability.
Modern Zoos are conservation, education and research facilities that support wildlife conservation both onsite and in the wild. In this fascinating workshop, students learn how exhibits are designed to support the animals needs and allows them to display their natural adaptations.
Taronga Zoo is a unique organisation and plays an important role in global wildlife conservation programs. In this workshop, students investigate the main elements involved in the development and implementation of Taronga’s successful marketing strategies and use the Zoo as a business case study.
Biodiversity is important to balance the Earth’s ecosystems. Students will learn about the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, evidence for evolution and the effect of various selective pressures, focusing on species observed by Charles Darwin. In this workshop, students investigate different types of adaptations and the relationships between organisms in terms of specialisation, using a range of interesting Australian and exotic species as examples.