Keeper With Kids
Keeper With Kids

Educational Visits

A Living Classroom

Every year our living classroom offers thousands of students the chance to explore and connect with nature and learn all about the animal world.  It’s easy to walk around even for the littlest of legs and a perfect day out sunshine or rain as half our exhibits are under cover.

Education groups include ECE, primary, intermediate, composite, special needs, secondary, language and tertiary schools.

Save 28-43%!

Education Pricing

Group Price Ratio of free adults to children
ECE child under 3 Free None
ECE child age 3-4 $9.00 (save 43%) 1 adult per 4 paying children
School age 5-17 $11.50 (save 28%) 1 adult per 8 paying children
Adult supervisor in any group $18.50 (save 34%) Not applicable

Package price includes all day entry to all attractions and exhibits including Dinosaur Kingdom, Kiwi Forest, Butterfly House, Crocodiles & the Buttermilk Farm. The train ride is an additional option at $1.50 pp for one loop around the track.

If your centre/school hasn’t visited in the last 12 months, we do offer a free Teachers Pre-visit once we have received your booking. Please note, the free visits are only valid for members of staff who will be part of the pre–booked school trip, any adults or children accompanying these staff on a pre-visit will pay normal admission prices.

If you would like to arrange a pre-visit or have any further questions please email [email protected].


  • Minimum of 10 paying children
  • Visit Monday – Friday (Excludes public and school holidays)

Add Rocket Ropes to your visit to get even more out of your day – click here for pricing.

Check Availability or Make a Booking

Booking your education visit is easy. First check availability then make a booking online by paying your 25% deposit* to secure your booking.

How to check availability:

  1. Click the word ‘Availability’ underneath either the ECE Booking Form or the School Booking Form below, then go to the date you are after to check if it’s available.
  2. If your preferred date is available, you can carry on making a booking by filling in the required fields.

How to make a booking:

  1. You can make a booking when you check availability as above.
  2. Or, go straight to the blue ‘Book Now’ button underneath either the ECE Booking Form or the School Booking Form below.

*Deposits are refundable up to 2 weeks before your booking date. If you have any questions, please call us on 09 394 1572 or email [email protected]

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If you have any questions please see our planning guide here: Planning, Rules & Risk Management 2018

Or you can call Monday-Friday on 09 394 1572 


” We had a wonderful day. Thank you for providing an outstanding venue. Out children LOVED every aspect. We’ll be back!!”

Wairau Valley Special School

” Our experience was awesome and our children can’t stop talking about the dinosaurs. Thank you so much Butterfly Creek!”

Bright Sparks Childcare

“Just wanted to say a BIG thank you to you for so efficiently handling our Small Fries Group. Both children and parents had a great time and everything worked out perfectly.
It’s been an amazing adventure and will have children talking for a long time to come.”

Small Fries ECE