Reptile Encounters - Zookeeper program (7-11yrs)

Reptile Encounters - Zookeeper program (7-11yrs)

Become a Zookeeper for the day!

Next Available: Tue, 09 Jul 10:00AM (AEST)
5 hours 30 minutes
Over 50 people have attended this class


Reptile Encounters is home to over 500 Native Australian Animals. Our amazing wildlife inspires children and adults alike to take an interest in the natural world. The majority of species we have here in Australia are found nowhere else on Earth. 

During the school holidays, your child can become a zookeeper for a day. If they love wildlife and have a passion for the environment, then this experience is for them. 

Based at Reptile Encounters HQ in Burwood, your child will be enthralled by our native Australian wildlife, will learn about conservation, and will have the time of their lives interacting with our critters.

They will be treated to one of our highly engaging and educational wildlife shows, they will observe some of our most impressive animals, such as crocodiles and monitor lizards, being fed, before it is time for them to try their hand at feeding some of the smaller animals. The day will have various workshops on animals ranging from giant cockroaches to barking owls, and is sure to be a day that your little keeper will never forget.

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What you will learn

  • You'll learn interesting facts about our truly unique Australian wildlife. Find out how they live, what habitats they're from and how to take care of them in a captive environment.

What you will get

  • Get up close to an array of amazing animals. Experience life as a zookeeper, find out how to feed, train and enrich the lifes of our animals. All attendees receive a certificate from their experience. You'll also get access to some behind the scenes photos.
Parking Info

Street Parking is available 

What to bring

  • Bring your phones to take photos. water bottle, morning tea and lunch

What to wear

Casual clothing suited to the weather and prepared for messy work

Appropriate for

Children and Teenagers with a love for nature and animals

Reptile Encounters

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Reptile Encounters brings the best of Australia’s Native Wildlife to YOU with purposeful, impactful shows. Experience and reconnect with nature through our interactive, memorable programs with educational initiatives tailored for the K-12 market, birthday parties, corporate events or just because!

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4.8 (12 reviews)
Ollyrated it
13 Apr 2024
My son attended the Zookeeper program (7-11yrs) and had the most amazing time. He is a keen animal lover so being amongst the snakes, reptiles, mammals was right up his ally. He particularly liked cleaning out the blue tongue lizard cage which was fantastic as he is wanting one for his birthday so this gave him a taste of what is to come. Thank you Josh and your amazing team!
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 7 days before class starts. Free of charge.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Reptile Encounters or organised by Reptile Encounters must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Reptile Encounters


I agree to give Reptile Encounters unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Reptile Encounters classes and events or on Reptile Encounters premises for use in Reptile Encounters marketing materials. Parents and guests are welcome to take photos of their own children during our Zookeeper for a Day experiences and other events, however, we value the safety and well-being of all visitors, especially children, at our premises so we request adherence to child safety and privacy guidelines and ask that you do not post or distribute images without explicit consent from all people in these images.

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