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.

Education Pricing

Group Price Ratio of free adults to children
ECE child under 3 Free None
ECE child age 3-4 $9.00 1 adult per 4 paying children
School age 5-15 $11.50 1 adult per 8 paying children
School age 16+ $15.50 1 adult per 10 paying children
Adult supervisor in any group $18.50 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 $1.00 pp for one loop around the track.


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

Make an Online Booking Enquiry

Start your quick & easy booking enquiry online by clicking ‘Next Date’ or ‘More Dates’ on one of the items below.

IMPORTANT: No payment will be made at this stage. One of our friendly education team members will be in touch with you to discuss details including your number of free adults & confirm your booking once you have completed your online booking enquiry. ECE & School group bookings require a minimum of 10 paying children.

ECE Online Booking Form:

School Online Booking Form:

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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