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If you're looking for something a little bit different to get your animal loving child involved in this school holiday period, look no further than Perth's Zoo for inspiration. The Zoo Crew is a fantastic program offering your child a fun and educational animal experience where they can get to see some of the behind the scenes action of zoo life. So don't let the school holiday period turn your child into a little monkey, instead sign them up for a day of jungle loving fun.
Get up close and personal as a member of the zoo crew. Image courtesy of Perth Zoo
What The program is for kids aged 8-13 and will provide your youngster with a day filled with interactive animal experiences, hands on dealings with many facets of zoo life, crafts and games all in addition to getting the inside scoop on Perth Zoo.
The day runs from 9.30am until 3.30pm and children participating in the zoo crew program are asked to arrive 15 minutes early for registration. Children are free to remain in the zoo (free of charge) after 3.30pm as long as they are accompanied by a ticket holding parent or guardian. As a parent, if you have smaller kids, this might be a good excuse to spend the day in the park with the littlies whilst the big kid of the family enjoys their zoo crew experience.
Choose from 'Awesome Aussies' or 'Asian Adventures' for your zoo crew experience.
The cost for the day starts from $70. Early bird pricing is applicable so it is worth booking early.
Lunch and morning tea is not provided, so ensure you pack your child with some hearty lunchbox to keep them refuelled during their hands on day at the zoo.
As some of the days activities will be outside in the (possible) heat and sunshine, parents are asked to ensure that their child takes along a refillable drinks bottle so that they can stay hydrated.
How to Book Booking early is essential. To guarantee your child's spot on the Zoo Crew, you need to fill out the application form and return to the zoo together with your payment. For more details phone (08) 9474 0365.