Today my daughters and I visited Healesville Sanctuary. The highlights were my daughter patting two carpet pythons, the bird show in the flight arena, the show on Leadbeater's Possum, and the Tassie Devils.
I recommend taking your kids here to begin their love and appreciation of Australian wildlife. Especially getting to know the plight of the Leadbeater's Possum - this is our state faunal emblem and is Endangered with extinction- yet many people haven't even heard of it. One of the biggest threats to its survival is the logging of old growth forest for wood chips and making paper. It would be so shameful to let this species disappear knowing what we know and letting it happen. Google Leadbeater's Possum and show your kids - they're super cute and need our protection!