Open Daily | 9.30am - 5.00pm except Christmas Day


Welcome to the Symbio Education Program

Symbio Wildlife Park is a family owned and operated Wildlife Park located on the Southern outskirts of Sydney in Helensburgh.

For over 45 years Symbio has been working closely with schools and vocational learning institutions to further build on classroom programs, whilst delivering key educational outcomes for students of all ages
in a fun, personal and interactive way.

Our staff and trained Zoo Keepers work closely with you to deliver a day full of fun while addressing your group’s learning outcomes.

Symbio is home to tigers, cheetahs, monkeys, red pandas, meerkats, ring-tailed lemurs along with all your Australian favourites including koalas, kangaroos, emus, wombats, cassowaries, dingoes, echidnas, reptiles, birds and mini-beasts.

Our newest addition to the educational offerings here at Symbio is the Symbio Farmyard. The Farmyard, which is the largest undertaking in the zoos history, currently houses over 150 Farmyard favourites that may include baby goats, lambs, chicks, ducklings, piglets, alpacas, guinea pigs, rabbits and addresses the idea os sustainable living by including vegetable and herb gardens, fruit trees, rainwater collection tanks. The Symbio Farmyard is over 5000sqm of farmyard fun for all ages.

Preschool Groups / Vacation Care Groups

Cost

PRESCHOOL GROUPS DURING SCHOOL TERM

  • Children (aged 3-15) $14.00 (Children under 3 FREE)
  • One staff member free of charge for every 10 paying preschool children 
  • Additional staff $26.00 per teacher
  • Animal Feed $1.10 per bag
  • Uniformed bus drivers are free of charge

VACATION CARE GROUPS DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

  • Children (aged 3-15) $14.00 
  • One staff member free of charge for every 30 children
  • Additional staff  $26.00
  • Animal feed $1.10 per bag
  • Uniformed bus drivers are free of charge

Additional Information for Preschool and Vacation Care Groups

Booking

The below form is for School Groups during school term only. To make a booking for a Preschool or Vacation Care Group please email info@symbiozoo.com.au with the organisation name, contact details, number in the group and your requested date and our Guest Services Team will be in contact with you. You can also phone us on (02) 4294 1244.

Please note

A Wildlife Education Presentation is not provided to Preschool or Vacation Care Groups however, you are more than welcome to attend the public presentations on the day.

During school holidays we may ask that buses drop off and pick up only. Please ensure the bus driver is aware of this requirement.

Payment

Full payment must be made on the day using cash, card or cheque.

 

School Group Bookings During School Term

Cost

PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • Kindergarten $12.50 per student
  • Year 1 to Year 6  $12.50 per student
  • One teacher free of charge for every 10 kindergarten students and one teacher free of charge for every 15 Year 1 to Year 6 students
  • Additional teachers and staff $25.20 per teacher
  • Animal feed $1.10 per bag
  • Uniformed bus drivers are free of charge

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • Year 7 to Year 9 High school students $16 per student
  • Year 10 to Year 12 High school students $20 per student
  • One Teacher free of charge for every 30 students
  • Additional teachers and staff $25.20 per teacher
  • Animal feed $1.10 per bag
  • Uniformed bus drivers are free of charge

Additional Information for School Group Bookings

Timing

To ensure a successful excursion we recommend your arrival time to Symbio Wildlife Park to be between 10am and 10.30am and we would have your group ready to depart between 1pm and 2pm. A shorter visit may effect the availability of a Wildlife Education Presentation for your group.Excursion Considerations

It is recommended for schools to be prepared for all weather conditions. Your group should consider wet weather garments including rain jackets during wet weather, and appropriate sun protection during warmer weather including hats, sunscreen and water bottles.

Supervising teachers are recommended to carry extra sunscreen and water.

If your group is considering postponing your excursion due to weather conditions we ask for 24 hours’ notice, so we may advise our staff accordingly.

Wildlife Education Presentation

Symbio will provide a private interactive keeper presentation for school groups with 30 or more students, to help educate students on Australian native mammals and reptiles and we ask that these groups DO NOT attend public presentations. Groups of less than 30 students are more than welcome to attend all public presentations held throughout the day which include both native and exotic animals as we do not offer a Wildlife Education Presentation for groups of less than 30 students. For daily show times CLICK HERE

During this lesson up to five animals will be presented. Our keepers will discuss the habitat, characteristics for survival, diet and other interesting facts for each species.

The wildlife presentation will commence at either 11am, or 12pm. You will be advised of this when you receive your booking confirmation.

The presentation will run for around 40 minutes dependent on your requirements and will involve animal interaction. We request that no food is to be available during keeper presentations. It is recommended to have morning tea prior to your private lesson.

 

First Aid

For any first aid requirements throughout the day please see our Guest Services staff at park entry / exit. If one of your students have any specific requirements or medications we ask that teachers provide and administer these medications.

Park Map

It is recommended supervising teachers become familiar with the park map prior to your visit.

Maps are available to teachers only upon arrival. If you would like a map for each of your students, they can be printed via our website prior to arrival.

Excursions Rules

Upon booking a risk assessment and visitor code of conduct will be emailed to you. It is expected that supervising teachers will convey to their student our expectations contained in these documents. Basic excursions rules will provided upon booking.

Payment

The school will be invoiced for the visit within three days of your visit. We understand some schools have a 30 day pay period and take this into consideration.

Booking

To make a School Group booking please fill out the form below. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact the Guest Services Team on (02) 4294 1244.

 

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