Keeper Kids – Melbourne Zoo

Zoos Victoria

2018 Runner Up – Projects over $150,000 

Keeper Kids.

Creating an interactive, play-based learning experience to build an engaged and connected audience for life.

Want to be a Zoo-keeper for the day? Feed and care for the animals? Sure thing! Let’s get you a keeper’s uniform and the rest is up to you! Love animals and want to help care for them? Why not try your hand at being a Keeper Kids Vet? Examine real x-rays to see what each patient might need before listening to their heartbeats through specialised stethoscopes. It’s all here waiting for you! This part of the Zoo is just for you, you’re in charge and where the animals live and what they do is completely up to you!

Project Team: 

Jamie Ferguson, Aeroplane Workshop
Carol McConville, Xylem Landscape Architects
Angus Wallace, Plico Design Studio,
Tania Ennor, Person, Place, Thing
Arterial Design
Scott Killeen, General Manage Visitor Experience
Melbourne Zoo Primate team
Melbourne Zoo Herpetofauna and Education Keeper team
Melbourne Zoo Works team
Melbourne Zoo Horticultural team
Melbourne Zoo Vet Department
Wildlife, Conservation and Science team
Melbourne Zoo Learning Experience team
Melbourne Zoo Interpretation team