What is a good age to take your little one to the zoo?


Posted anonymously, 21st September 2015


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  • We took our 18 month old to Taronga Zoo but I doubt it meant much to her. We took her again when she was about six years of age and she loved it.



  • I think that depends on the interests of your little one. If they LOVE animals then I’d probably take them at 2.



  • I’ve been multiple times with little ones – as a tiny baby (more for photos and as a family outing) once about 12 -18 months when they are showing more interest and again at around 2-3 years



  • I think kids of all ages get something out of the zoo. Either looking at the animals or hearing them. It’s always exciting and you can teach them things according to their levels – so for little ones you can teach them the names of the animals. For toddlers you could teach them the name of the animal and their sound and colours, for older kids you could talk about the habitat, what they eat etc.



  • We get a yearly pass and can go whenever we like. Family passes are worth it as you pay for it in less than two visits and can be use throughout sa



  • now! kids love the zoo and they can learn a lot there, especially if you watch the educational things that the zoo puts on



  • I agree with mum4107 – membership is a good idea and you get news and special offers.



  • We first started going when my daughter was 15 months. She loved it. We have zoo memberships so we sometimes just pop into healesville sanctuary for a few hours. She is not far off 3 has been to Melbourne zoo 3 times, werribee once, and healesville humorous times



  • All ages – there is always something for everyone and all ages at the zoo.



  • All ages! We all have memories of the zoos & a great present is a year pass!



  • We took our daughter to the Werribee zoo two months before she was to turn two. She loved it! We didn’t make it through all the park as she got tired!



  • I took my daughter age 2 and she loved the animals but got tired quick and didn’t remember much. at age three she was better able to understand the animals and showed more interest, she could ask questions and gain a good knowledge and experience.
    I took my three year old and my one year old and I could clearly see the interest. Try a wildlife park also, they get to feed and touch some animals, its a beautiful experience.



  • I think 2yrs onward when they can recognise the animals, say their names & make their sounds :)



  • Thank you, this is great to know



  • long time ago at about 3 it is true lovely seeing them looking at incredible live animals and close up too. Improved the zoo’s fantastic for animals too, lots more room and things for them odo. Hope your kids love it too. The native bird show in Sydney is great experience to view think it is on twice a day, check worth seeing I Loved it so true


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