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Keeper for a day

If you fancy mucking in or mucking out at Belfast Zoo, then here’s your chance. 

Our keeper for a day package gives you the once in a lifetime chance to get up close and personal with some of your favourite animals and to get an insight into the day to day life of our zoo keepers.

Starting at 8.30am, you will learn all about the animals we look after, the work we do to conserve species under threat and you can personally find out more about daily life at the zoo.

You must book your experience.

Keeper for a day options

Asian elephant
Be a keeper for our elephants.
Ape keeper
Coming soon - be a keeper for our apes.
Big cat and carnivore keeper
Coming soon - be a keeper for our big cats and carnivores.
Keeper for a day
Coming soon - junior keeper for a day.
Become a member
Coming soon - accessible keeper for a day.
Animal experiences
Not for you? Try our animal experiences instead.

How to book

Our keeper for a day package costs £195 per person.

Book a keeper for a day experience online

  • Fill out our online booking form.
  • A member of our team will get back to you to take payment and to confirm availability of your date.
  • If you are unable to complete the booking form, email keeperforaday@belfastzoo.co.uk or call us on 028 9077 6277.
  • Full payment is required to secure your experience. 
You will be required to complete a medical questionnaire before your booking is processed. It will take a maximum of seven working days for management to review this.

Please ensure that, on the day of booking, you bring photographic identification with you to confirm your age.

For more information, call us on 028 9077 6277 (extension 203).

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions
Download our keeper for a day terms and conditions.