Bug Lab

Bug Lab is a blockbuster science exhibition developed by New Zealand’s world-famous museum, Te Papa, with the Academy Award© winning Weta Workshop.

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Zoo Open Lates


Every Thursday from 1 February to 22 March (5 - 8pm), make the most of the summer nights: visit after work with mates, make it a date night or just enjoy a stroll through the beautiful grounds at a discounted price.

While you're enjoying the Zoo, make sure to visit our interactive science exhibition Bug Lab, which will also remain open late. 

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Bug Lab Lates


Every Friday from 12 January to 23 March (6 - 9pm), adults 18+ are invited to enjoy a night of cocktails, street food and bugs in conjunction with Urban Street Fest.

See Bug Lab and also enjoy live entertainment and a diverse offering of urban street food in Auckland Zoo’s entry plaza. 

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Conservation Summer Series Programme

Over the summer period, our specialist keepers and conservation staff will be delivering fascinating presentations based on their areas of expertise on Rotoroa Island.

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