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School Holiday Programs at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary 8TH – 12TH APR

School Holiday Programs at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

This Easter Holidays, we have two exciting School Holiday Program options to choose from. For younger children (aged 5-8 years old) we are offering an animal-packed half day adventure, focussing on different wildlife each day. For older children (aged 9-12 years old) we are offering our traditional full-day program. Please choose the program you are interested in below for more information, and to book.



emoji leaf HALF DAY 9am – 12pm

emoji leaf Registration from 8.15am

emoji leaf $34.50 per child

  • Monday 8th April – Radiant Reptiles and Amazing Amphibians: To some, they’re a nightmare, but let the Nature Ed Team show participants how intriguing our scaled and hopping species are. Participants will get up close to some of the reptiles and amphibians that call Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary home, learning about their adaptations and what makes them vital to our environment.
  • Tuesday 9th April – Birds are Beautiful: Most fly, some walk and run…all of our feathered friends here at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary are unique and have adapted to thrive in their habitat. Participants will get up close to many of the bird species here at the Sanctuary, learning about the species and what they can do at home to encourage a feathered friend visit.
  • Wednesday 10th April – Magic Mammals: Is it a placental? Is it a marsupial? Is it a monotreme? Although Australia is best known for our marsupials, we have representatives from each type. Participants will come face to face with some of our iconic mammals, as well as some of our lesser known species.
  • Thursday 11th April – Thinking of Threatened Animals: Sadly threatened species are part of the natural landscape, with the plight of most attributed to human behaviour and decisions. Participants will meet some well known threatened species found here at the Sanctuary and some lesser known threatened species, yet equally important. Upon leaving the Sanctuary, participants will be able to exercise knowledge they’ve acquired to help threatened species.
  • Friday the 12th April – The Exotics: Animals from Afar: Whilst we love our native animals, at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary we also love our wildlife cousins from other corners of the globe. Participants will get up close to our exotic animals, discover the similarities and differences between our own native animals and learn that conservation is more than just an Australian issue…it’s a global one!


Koala month at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


emoji leaf FULL DAY 9am – 3pm

emoji leaf Registration from 8.15am

emoji leaf $69 per child

  • Monday 8th April – Zoo Scientist for a Day: Become a Zoo Scientist for the day and use your new-found knowledge of ecology and natural sciences to help protect the environment. Participants will be able to discover and observe water bugs and other minibeasts under microscopes and magnifying glasses, whilst learning of their importance to our ecosystems. The young scientists will also visit Honey World and learn the role that bees play in our environment. All of this whilst exploring Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and getting up close to our animal ambassadors!
  • Tuesday 9th April – Animal Trainer for the Day: Ever wondered how captive animals learn to perform or obey instructions? Step into the shoes of an animal trainer and learn about the training techniques we use, both for animal health checks and behaviours for our shows. The best thing is that many of the techniques participants will learn can be used on household pets!
  • Wednesday 10th April – Horticulture for Habitats: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary spans 27ha of sub-tropical rainforest and eucalypt forest. The horticulture team does an amazing job maintaining the environment but also assisting the keepers in making realistic habitats for the species that call the Sanctuary home. Participants will get an insight into plant species used at the Sanctuary and assist with plantings, as well as an up close and personal look at habitat/enclosure design for species.
  • Thursday 11th April – Keeper for a Day: Take a walk in the boots of a keeper, with this insight into what it’s like to be a wildlife keeper. From cleaning, to food preparation, health checks, enrichment and more; participants are guaranteed to walk away with a better understanding of keeper duties.
  • Friday 12th April – Vet for a Day: Currumbin Wildlife Hospital plays such an important role in our community. Our ‘Vet for a Day’ program gives participants an insight into rehabilitation and rescue, release techniques, veterinary equipment and their uses and conduct health checks on animals.


School Holiday Program at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

WHEN: 08/04/24 – 12/04/24

WHERE: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin, QLD, 4223

COST: $34.50 per child and per session (5 – 8 yo) | $69 per child and per session (9 – 12 yo)

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