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Be a zookeeper for a day with our Junior Keeper programme

Young people (6 to 13 years) with a keen interest in animals can be a Junior Keeper for a day. 

Junior KeeperThis fun interactive educational programme offers young people first-hand experience of a zookeeper's role and opportunities to see wildlife up close.

Day courses are offered during the school holidays, activities include helping to clean, feed and care for various Zoo animals as well as exploring other parts of the Zoo.

For enquiries about Junior Keeper, please email us.

To book your child on Junior Keeper, please phone us on (09) 360 4700.

Please note: Due to the high demand for this product, payment must be made at time of booking (with credit card over the phone or by coming into the Zoo). We cannot secure any dates until payment is received.

If you missed out on Junior Keeper for the upcoming July school holidays, check out our Young Photographers school holiday workshop.

Junior Keeper dates for July 2014 (last updated 4 June 2014) - SOLD OUT

Date Time Ages Price
Tuesday 8 July 2014 - SOLD OUT 9.30am - 1.30pm 6-7 years $90
Wednesday 9 July 2014 - SOLD OUT 9.30am - 3pm 8-10 years $140
Thursday 10 July 2014 - SOLD OUT 9.30am - 3pm 8-10 years $140
Friday 11 July 2014 - SOLD OUT 9.30am - 3pm 11-13 years $140
Tuesday 15 July 2014 - SOLD OUT 9.30am - 1.30pm 6-7 years $90
Wednesday 16 July 2014 - SOLD OUT 9.30am - 3pm 8-10 years $140
Thursday 17 July 2014 - SOLD OUT 9.30am - 3pm 8-10 years $140
Friday 18 July 2014 - SOLD OUT 9.30am - 3pm 11-13 years $140
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9.30am - 5pm
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Auckland Zoo
Motions Road
Western Springs
Auckland 1022