Education at Zoodoo

Are you looking for a field trip experience for your students?

Curriculum Aligned Programs and Guided Tours

Only 30 minutes from Hobart, Zoodoo Zoo is known for its unique hands-on approach to educational experiences. Zoodoo is working collaboratively with education experts to expand and improve its school programs so that teachers and parents can rest assured that their children are receiving the best learning opportunities possible.

Our education program is designed to encourage young people to reflect on the significance of biodiversity, animal welfare, conservation, and sustainability and how these understandings contribute to protecting the world we share with animals. It aligns with our wider mission to partner with the community to inspire ethical and sustainable solutions that can make a real difference.

We currently offer both guided tours and curriculum-aligned learning programs to increase the educational value of your school excursions. Our team of passionate educators is prepared to make your visit an unforgettable and worthwhile experience.

Join us in our collective endeavour to achieve this mission!

Guided Tours *

1-hour option (price per class of ≤30 students)*

- Your class will tour the grounds with our educator(s) and be introduced to several different animals. Students will learn about their ecology, how we ensure their welfare, and conservation.

- Students will have some opportunity to interact with animals in our barnyard area.

- The benefit of this short tour is that you can bring along your own learning material. If there is a particular curriculum outcome you wish to address during your visit, please contact us in advance so that we can cater to that teaching need more effectively.

3½ - hour option (price is per class ≤30 students) *

Why not hand over your entire visit to us?

- Our 3½ -hour option offers richer and more in-depth insight into our various animals, their habitats and conservation. More animals will be visited compared to the 1 hour tour.

- Students will have additional opportunities to interact with our educators and encourages greater learning outcomes.

- Students also participate in animal feeding both in our barnyard and macropod (kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons) habitats – an unforgettable experience for most!

- Students will leave Zoodoo with a greater appreciation of animals.

Learning packages (price is per class up to 30 students)*

Our learning packages are all curriculum-aligned and have a strong science, mathematics, ethical understanding (general capability), and design technologies foci. We run 4 such packages in the realm of animal welfare and biodiversity with more to follow in the near future.

Each package includes admission, educator-led tours and activities, animal feeding, learning resources, lesson plans (pre- and post-visit lessons), and teaching notes. Learning package overviews are accessible below.

Animal welfare learning progression

‘Responsible animal carers’ (Year 1-2) Teaching Resources

‘Designing animal habitats’ (Years 3-6) Teaching Resources

‘Designing animal enrichment’ (Years 7-10) Teaching Resources

Biodiversity learning progression

Creature features (Year 3-4) Teaching Resources

More learning programs to follow…watch this space !

Behavioural Policies

To ensure our animals’ welfare and your children’s safety, please download, read, and communicate this information with supervising adults and all children).

Student Behaviour Expectations

  1. Express your interest or book your Zoodoo field trip by contacting our resident teacher at learning@zoodoo.com.au. When you express your interest we will share our learning materials and help you proceed with bookings.


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