Auckland Zoo turns 100 on 16 December, and in celebration, is offering fellow centenarians a special Zoo birthday experience over the coming year.

Anyone who is already 100 years young, or who will have their 100th from today (6 December) until 15 December 2023, can claim a free annual Zoo membership pass for themselves and their caregiver, as well as a whānau member or friend.

Those eligible will also receive a tailored guided Zoo tour, and a $100 Zoo voucher to spend in one of the Zoo cafes or the Zoo shop. There’s also the opportunity to take in the Zoo’s upcoming 100th exhibition - a rich and colourful journey into the Zoo’s past, present, and future - opening on 16 December and running until 17 July 2023.

“Since opening on 16 December 1922, the Zoo has transformed beyond recognition, but the one constant has always been our community. It’s been people here in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond, that have supported us and been an integral part of our journey to become the wildlife conservation organisation we are today, to whom we’re enormously grateful,” says Auckland Zoo’s director Kevin Buley.

“Back in 1922, the population of our city was just 82,000 and there were under 2 billion people living on the planet. Today our city has over 1.7 million residents and the planet’s population has now just passed 8 billion.

“For those members of our community that have been around for as long as our Zoo and who have witnessed all the changes to our city, our country, and our planet during the last ten decades, we wanted to offer this way of celebrating our shared journey and our 100th birthdays together.”

How to enter

To redeem this offer for yourself, or on behalf of a whānau member or friend please see our full terms and conditions and fill out the ‘Celebrate your century offer’ application form below. 

You can find more details about Auckland Zoo’s centenary and how we're celebrating, here - 


Ep 1: Our Director shares his thoughts on Auckland Zoo's 100th

Director Kevin Buley shares his vision for Auckland Zoo, and defines the role of a good, modern zoo in 2022 and beyond.