Please be advised we are currently operating under a COVID Management Plan. Some entry restrictions apply. Please visit SA Health Contact Tracing website here for the most up-to-date information regarding South Australians restrictions. We expect to reach our COVID-19 capacity during this period – please book date-specific tickets online here. On days when we are sold out, a number of tickets *might* become available as guests leave.
Cockatoo being fed a peanut at Adelaide Zoo
Pelicans at Adelaide Zoo

Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have suspended the sale of date-specific tickets to this animal experience until further notice. However, you can purchase a non-date-specific voucher.

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Ever wondered what it’s like to be a zoo keeper?

Spend the day assisting our dedicated keeping staff as they show you what it takes to look after our amazing animals.

From preparing the animals’ feed, cleaning enclosures and visiting off-limits areas, during our ‘Keeper for a Day’ Animal Experience you get to experience life as a zoo keeper.

Every day is different at Adelaide Zoo so you never can tell which incredible animal residents you’ll get up close to as part of the tour. But from tapirs and orangutans to tigers, birds, reptiles and meerkats, there are many pawesome animals you’ll meet as part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 16 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Experience life as a zoo keeper
  • Prepare the animals’ nutritious meals
  • Get access to behind-the-scenes areas and enclosures

Get involved in feeding the animals, preparing exhibits and much more, during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all animal lovers.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

By purchasing a ticket to our Keeper for a Day Encounter at Adelaide Zoo, you are not only supporting the incredible species in our care, you’re also helping us raise awareness and valuable funds to safeguard their wild cousins. Part of the income generated from our Animal Experiences contributes to the work Zoos SA does in support of a wide number of conservation programs both within and beyond our gates.

Want to get involved? You can help!

Adopt or donate

Roll on July when Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo starts as part of Illuminate Adelaide.

About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

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