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Community groups

Auckland Zoo is a popular venue for community groups of all ages and interests

Community groups (cubs, brownies and girl guides) and older groups such as Probus, Gardening clubs and Senior Citizen groups are eligible for special zoo programmes.Community groups (cubs, brownies and girl guides) and older groups such as Probus, Gardening clubs and Senior Citizen groups are eligible for special zoo programmes.


Older / Adult learning groups

Suggested timetable for your day out at Auckland Zoo

  • Arrive at the Zoo at a time suitable for your group
  • Have an initial look around
  • Have a lunch break at one of our cafes in the grounds or bring your own picnic
  • At 1pm, join one of our Zoo educators for a 45 minute session (with time for comments and questions) in the Grasslands Room.  Remember the chimpanzee tea parties, the polar bears or did you ride on an elephant?  With the aid of a colourful PowerPoint presentation, we will explore how zoos have changed over the years; the reasons for holding collections of animals now-a-days in his highly digital visual age and just what goes on in a progressive modern zoo.

Discounted rates for entry and talk:
Adults - $20

Available Monday - Thursday during term time.

Bookings essential - phone 09 360 3817 or email:

Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, St John Youth and Girl Guides - Special days for coming in to the Zoo to complete your Conservation badges!

Discounted rates for Conservation badge days:

Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, St John Youth and Girl Guides - $9
Supervising adults (including leaders) (1 adult : 6 paying participants) - free of charge
Additional adults - $22.50

Bookings essential (minimum 1 weeks notice), phone 09 360 3817 or email:

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Winter (1 May to 31 August)
9.30am - 5pm
last admissions at 4.15pm

Summer (1 September to 30 April)
9.30am to 5.30pm
last admissions at 4.15pm



Auckland Zoo
Motions Road
Western Springs
Auckland 1022