Help us design Nature Play at Auckland Zoo!

We are at the start of planning some new nature play spaces... and we need your help. These play spaces aim to bring people of all ages together to connect with each other, enhance wellbeing, and to nurture a lifelong connection with nature.

Over the next year, we’ll be running lots of activities to gather the ideas and thoughts of our communities to help us design a range of nature play activities across the Zoo site.

Right now we’d like you to draw us your dream nature play space… with the following prompts in mind:

  1. Play that helps us learn about Aotearoa’s animals, plants and natural places
  2. Play that includes everyone
  3. Play that helps us connect to and care for nature
  4. Play that weaves in our unique culture
  5. Play that is active, fun, and sparks our curiosity for nature

We will collect all your brilliant drawings together. We will use everyone’s ideas to help us design the most amazing nature play spaces at Auckland Zoo.

Please label / write about the different parts so that we interpret your drawing correctly.