Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
(by appointment only)

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

General Hours: 
Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Incursions

RSPCA ACT is excited to offer Incursions for Primary schools, Out of School Hours Care, Childcare and Community Centres. Incursions are perfect for larger groups who are unable to physically visit the shelter. Through these sessions, we aim to promote empathy for animals, understanding of the role of the RSPCA, and an understanding of how to care for pets with respect and love.

Our Incursion sessions are designed by a qualified primary school teacher, and align with the Australian Curriculum for years K-6 in the areas of Science, Literacy and Essential Capabilities Ethical Understanding and Personal and Social Capability. Session activities are flexible and can be differentiated as needed to suit different individuals and areas of study. Content can also be altered to suit the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Each Incursion session includes:

  • A PowerPoint presentation that shows the participants our shelter, some of the stories of our current residents and other general information about RSPCA
  • Play based experiences such as vet or microchip checks on realistic plush animals
  • Opportunity to create enrichment activities for shelter animals. This may include kitten toys, dog food enrichment, mouse tunnels, or more! Activities will depend on the needs of the shelter, interests of the group and available resources

All sessions are facilitated by our Learning and Development Coordinator, and all resources are provided. Incursion sessions run for approximately 2 hours and are appropriate for groups of up to 50 participants.

We charge a flat rate of $300 for Incursions; this includes preparation and travel time, the guidance of our RSPCA educator for the session as well as all materials for activities.

To find out more please email us at education@rspca-act.org.au. Bookings can be made below.

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