Do you love animals and ever find yourself wondering what a Zoo Keeper does all day?

Why not check out our Keeper for a Day Program and find out for yourself how incredible and rewarding this job can be! Work one on one with a zookeeper to find out how the animals are fed and cared for daily, and how our Keepers play a very important role in conservation and research programs. Whether you're interested in animal care as a career or just want to have some fun, this program is worth all the sweat and smells!

Toronto Zoo Keeper For A Day Program Registration Fee
(ages 14 years & up):

Half Day Rate (4 Hrs)
$200 for zoo members
$250 for non- members

Keeper for a Day Program Options:
**COVID-19 sensitive animals excluded

Africa Savanna
African Rainforest Pavilion
Americas Pavilion
Australasia Pavilion
Canadian Domain
Indo Malaya (indoor / outdoor areas)
Outreach and Discovery (animal shows / Kids Zoo)
Tundra Trek

2023 dates: 

Jan 18
February 15
March 15
April 5 & 19
May 10 & 24
June 7 & 14
July 5 & 19
August 9 & 23
September 6 & 20
October 18
November 15
December 6

Please note that more days may become available. Please also note that during the colder months, guests may be placed in an indoor Pavilion instead of outdoor areas to avoid the cold. 

To register for the Keeper for a Day program:

  1. Choose your top 3 areas you would like to experience, in order of preference. Please note that only one area will be selected. Your top choice is not guaranteed and may change without notice.
  2. Fill out the registration by clicking here.
  3. Send registration form via email. Payment is by e-transfer or cash only.
  4. You will be sent an e-mail confirmation within 2-3 weeks upon receipt of registration. The e-mail confirmation letter will contain detailed information about your Keeper for a Day program at the Toronto Zoo.

For any further questions please e-mail Toronto Zoo Keeper for a Day Coordinators at [email protected].

The Keeper for a Day Program is run by The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Toronto Zoo Chapter which is a nonprofit organization consisting of animal care professionals and related persons dedicated to conservation, education, and professional animal care in zoos and aquariums. Our local Toronto Zoo Chapter of AAZK has committed itself to making a difference by devoting its efforts to the conservation of wildlife and the professional development of its members, while providing the highest standards of animal care.

If you have any questions please send us an email at [email protected]