National Zoo & Aquarium

Join us on this brand-new experience, and let us show you what the keepers do behind the scenes to enrich the lives of our wonderful animals

Can you create a toy that engages a curious otter for a minute or will it be left in the dust? Or maybe you’ll have the dubious honour of being outsmarted by a monkey! 

Each day at the zoo is a brand new adventure as we respond to the needs of the animals and we invite you to be a part of the magic!

Each tour includes:

  • A discussion on the history and importance of enrichment.
  • Tour of the behind the scenes enrichment room and facilities
  • The materials and expertise of a guide or keeper who will help you create specialised enrichment items.
  • A guided tour to deliver your enrichment creations and pre-made pieces
  • Front row seats to two training sessions across the zoo

 

TO PROTECT OUR ANIMALS, MASKS MAY BE REQUIRED AT TIMES AND GUESTS WILL NEED TO SANITISE HANDS AND FOOTWEAR THROUGHOUT THIS TOUR. 

Enrichment Tour
TIME: 1:30 pm
MAXIMUM PEOPLE 12 people
MINIMUM AGE: 5 years
LENGTH: 120 minutes
COST: $150 for the first person, then $50 per additional guest
ZOO ENTRY FEE: Free
BOOKING: Book your tour today
Restrictions Please see Things You Need To Know
Questions? Please see our FAQs
Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2611

We are open every day except Christmas day 9.30am until 5.00pm

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JAMALA OPEN DAY!

We are thrilled to extend to you an invitation to a unique event that allows a rare glimpse into the exclusive, Jamala Wildlife Lodge! 

We are delighted to announce our inaugural "Open Day" at Jamala Wildlife Lodge, where we invite guests to enjoy the exclusive opportunity to explore our award winning Jamala Wildlife Lodge, without the necessity of a prior reservation. This event will provide you with an insider's view of our luxurious rooms, lounge and dining facilities, allowing you to immerse yourself in the distinctive African style charm, and elegance of our lodge.

Sunday the 26th, Monday the 27th of May and Sunday the 2nd June 2024.

Click here to make your booking!