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Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Book a session with our zoo educators for a memorable learning experience!

download education session outlines​ (pdf)

early childhood education - zoo visit with session included

Children (3 - 5 years) - $6
Teachers / Adults (1:3) - Free
Additional adults - $25.20​ each

Early​ childhood education - self-guided zoo visit

All children 5 years and under in ECE groups - Free
All adults (including teachers and supervisors) - $25.20
Children over 5 years: $12

Booking is essential. To book, please downloa​d a booking enquiry form and email to:​.

Please note: 

  • This discount does not apply to senior citizens, students, family passes, or other discounted entri​es.

  • ​To ensure that you get the education discount, self-guided bookings must be made five working days prior to your zoo visit, and education session bookings must be made three weeks in advance. ​

  • Friends of the Zoo passes cannot be used in conjunction with Auckland Zoo Education visits..

  • Education sessions available Monday - Friday​ during New Zealand primary term time.​​​

Pre-visit for ECE staff

​We welcome ECE staff to book a pre-visit to the Zoo before your actual visit.

If you're interested, please book a time with our bookings team at:

An Auckland Zoo educator will contact you with a date and time, and instructions on how to enter. Please bring a form of ID that shows you work within your specific organisation.

Download essential information for ECE teachers (pdf)

Please note: This is a professional development opportunity, so children are unable to attend a pre-visit​.

Book your class

Download a booki​n​g​ enquiry form​​ (PDF​)

​Send completed form to:

Please note: If you are using Google Chrome browser, you will need to download booking form, complete and save it - then attach it to your email.

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