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April 5, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hey kids, get to work and discover the new Works play space at Keeper Kids! In Melbourne Zoo’s newest play-based experience, you can put on a safety vest and tool belt and learn the tools of the trades that are used every day by Keepers, Veterinarians, Horticulturists, Researchers and Works crew.
Designed for children aged 3 to 8 years and their families, this interactive experience enables kids to imagine what it’s like to work at the Zoo by dressing up and taking on staff roles. In the new Works area, kids can try their hand at plumbing, carpentry and zoo design.
- What could you build to help transport animals?
- Where in the Zoo would you create a new meerkat exhibit?
- If there w s an emergency at the Zoo, what would you do?
These are just some of the challenges the Works crew face every day and will be the challenges kids face as they join the Works crew at Keeper Kids.
Keep on the look-out for real Zoo staff who will visit Keeper Kids regularly and hear from them what it’s really like to care for a lion, operate on a monkey, build an exhibit for a gibbon or research endangered animals like the Philippine Crocodiles.
When you’re done playing at being a zoo staff member, head outside into Growing Wild and imagine that you’re a meerkat, Giant Tortoise or Brush Turkey!
What: Keeper Kids
Who: Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Avenue
When: Sat 5 April, Sun 6 April, 9am to 4pm daily
Where: Melbourne Zoo
Meeting location: Keeper Kids
Suburb: Parkville, VIC 3052
Cost: Included with Zoo entry
Age range: 2-8