Three tiger cubs sitting in a huddle on the grass with bamboo growing behind them.
Image: Rick Stevens

OPERATION EARTH: A Conservation Mission – Family Day

Presented by Taronga Zoo Sydney and the University of Sydney

There are animals that need your help! Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to complete at least six conservation activities around Taronga Zoo. The Sumatran Tiger, Greater Bilby, Sun Bear and many more animals are relying on you to become a conservation change-agent to protect them from challenges such as climate change, habitat loss and poaching.

Taronga Zoo Sydney and the University of Sydney invite you to OPERATION EARTH: A Conservation Mission on Saturday 17 August during the Sydney Science Festival, to celebrate National Science Week.

Mobilise the mission operatives in your family and get involved in the University of Sydney’s hands-on science challenges to learn about the conservation strategies in place to ensure a future for Earth’s magnificent wildlife. The mission is followed by exclusive behind the scenes tours of the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning science labs, where you’ll hear about key wildlife conservation science projects that are contributing to saving planet Earth.

Your ‘OPERATION EARTH: A conservation mission case-file’ is available at the Taronga Zoo Sydney entrance, and children receive FREE entry to the Zoo when accompanied by a paying adult*.

Families that participate in the University of Sydney’s activities and return a completed case-file go into the draw to WIN one of ten family passes to experience Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo Sydney.

*To redeem your 1 FREE child per paying adult, you must register via the booking link on this page and present your confirmation email on the day. Additional children require a paid Zoo admission ticket.