Khaki Explorer Program (Age 4 – 6)

$69 per person

Khaki Explorer Program (Age 4 – 6)

$69 per person


ZOO KEEPER FOR A DAY: Explore and go wild!

The Khaki Explorer program is a fun-filled, zoo keeping adventure like no other! Children aged 4 – 6 years old can bring along a lucky adult to join us in school holidays for an exciting time exploring our beautiful zoo and getting up close with some amazing wildlife.

Our friendly, funny and adorable animals can’t wait to meet you during the Khaki Explorer program. Children can help zoo keepers with feeding and cleaning time in our interactive enclosures, help make toys for our animals to enjoy and get up close with some of our furry mammals, cuddly farm animals, feathery bird friends and smooth, scaly reptiles. It’s going to be a busy day, so be sure to bring along some snacks for extra energy.


A visitor and an Echidna together.


After a busy morning interacting with wildlife, budding zoo keepers can enjoy a specially provided lunch and rest their little legs while watching the jaw-snapping action of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors show in our world-famous Crocoseum.

Every season is different and so is our Zoo Keeper for a Day Khaki Explorer program.
Sometimes the animals change and other times the activities do, but with this much fun going on every day, you know it’s going to be a great experience getting hands-on with some of the most amazing wildlife on the planet! Check out the ‘Past Programs’ below to see what previous groups have got up to on their day as a Zoo Keeper.


A Binturong looking directly at the camera.


The Zoo Keeper for a Day program gives children and parents the chance to see Australia Zoo from a whole different perspective. Parents/accompanying adults will have a stack of fun too!

All our Zoo Keeper for a Day leaders are experienced educators, so they know how to ensure everyone has a happy, safe and super enjoyable day as a zoo keeper. Program duration – 3 hours – general admission not included.

You just never know what’s in store for you on these days of extreme exploring!


A snake wrapped around a tree branch.


What’s Included

  • Participant entry to Australia Zoo for program duration only (3 hours).
  • Exclusive guided Zoo Keeper for a Day Khaki Explorer adventure and activities program.
  • Lunch – Select a Zoo Keeper for a Day lunch option when you book online or over the phone (child only).
  • Exclusive Australia Zoo gift item (child only).
  • Personal photograph with one of our amazing animals (child only).


  • Arrival Time : 9.30am for program sign in.
  • Program Time: 9.45am – 12.45pm.
  • Ages: 4 – 6 years (plus 1 accompanying adult).

What to Bring

  • Please wear closed in shoes. You won’t be able to participate if you do not have closed in shoes.
  • Camera or phone with camera (optional).
  • Please bring additional snacks (lunch provided for child participants only).
  • Any medications required or potentially required by participant.
  • Please provide detailed information when booking online and to leaders on the day of program.

Past Program Activities

Here are just some of the fun things our past Zoo Keeper for a Day Khaki Discovery Zoo Keepers got up to, so you never know which of these or a host of other activities you might be involved with:

  • Scrubbing the shells of our giant tortoises.
  • Scooping poop in the Kids Zoo, kangaroo, giraffe, wombat and camel enclosures.
  • Feeding our giant giraffe and seeing their amazing blue tongues up close.
  • Morning feed out of birds in our beautiful Rainforest Aviary.
  • Making enrichments for an array of animals to enjoy, including hiding treats for our Asian small-clawed otters.
  • Feeding our cheeky long-neck turtles their favourite fishy treats.
  • Meeting our spiky little echidnas and see their super long tongues as they feed from your hand – so cool!
  • Meeting our naughty wombats while they were out on a walk with their keeper, or while they are eating their breakfast.
  • Behind-the-scenes access to see where the diets for all our amazing animals are prepared by our dedicated keepers.
  • And sooo much more!!