What better way to learn about caring for sick animals than through play. The Wildlife Health Centre has exactly that in the Future Vets Program at Healesville Sanctuary. Set up in the centre of the working hospital, this play space is the darn cutest thing EVER! A rack filled with uniforms sets the children's imagination firing. There is a stack of toys to choose from to care for, housed in their own crates. The children (or lets face it - adults) can scan their animals through the x-ray machine, feed them with the bottles, check heartbeats or simply test their mummy wrapping skills and bandage up the unwell animals. Brilliant space for visitors to play vets for the afternoon.
These July school holidays, the Health Centre is hosting Teddy Vet Checks. Between 11am – 3pm each day, the experts will be on hand to check your closest cuddly toy for any injuries, aliments or conditions. BYO Teddy!
Mamma's special mention: It is a working hospital, so it is a good idea to do a quick lap without the kiddos, especially for the squeamish. But do take a peek in the windows as you might catch a close up glimpse of a little one being cared for and check out Wallaby Wednesdays here too!
the nitty gritty
OPEN 7 Days
Free with general admission at Healesville Sanctuary
0-3 years FREE
4-15 years FREE on weekends, school holidays and public holidays
$18 all other days
Best value for money is to become a Zoos Victoria Member with unlimited entry into all three Zoos!
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Badger Creek Rd, Healesville