Nature Play at Auckland Zoo!
We are planning some new nature play spaces... and we need your help!
This raumati (summer), Auckland Zoo is inviting visitors to get active in nature with a range of fun physical activities that also offer the opportunity to learn and grow your use of te reo Māori.
There’s a new play space set amongst the cool of the trees within the Zoo’s South America Rainforest Track where tamariki can climb poles, test their balancing skills on logs, and slide and weave through the trees.
You’ll discover colourful ground trails throughout the Zoo where everyone can whāia te aho (follow the line) – and the squares, circles, and squiggles! Within Te Wao Nui (Aotearoa New Zealand Track) learn to count in Te Reo, and at the rotunda area – get jumping and learning using the Te Reo hopscotch and make some moves using the te reo action words.
In addition, for a small gold coin fee, the yellow mini diggers are back in action at Kidzone – with all revenue from rides going to our Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund to help wildlife in the wild – here in Aotearoa and around the world.
The Zoo’s 100th exhibition - free to all Zoo visitors, also offers plenty of fun interactive activities for all ages – from mindful animal movement to drawing and an activity sheet where you can collect stamps to be in to win a Tip Top ice-cream!