Inspiring the next generation of conservation scientists.

Here at Auckland Zoo, one of our key intents is to inspire action for wildlife and create hope for its future - we aim to lead by example, with optimism, with expertise and with passion.

By connecting today's tamariki with wildlife, nature, and conservation, we can foster passion and empathy for wildlife and wild places.

Our education program has been developed with the latest wildlife conservation science in mind. We have also drawn on a wealth of education experience within the team to ensure learning experiences are engaging and informative – inspiring informed action from our younger citizens.

The New Zealand Curriculum has been carefully considered throughout this process. For more information see the curriculum links at the bottom of this page.

We look forward to welcoming you and your students.

Our Education Programmes

Early Childhood Education

Treat your pre-schoolers to an incredible day out at the Zoo. Include an ECE session with your trip and save on normal Zoo visit …

Self-guided Visit

To make the most out of your Auckland Zoo visit, we recommend you participate in an Auckland Zoo education session.

Should you wish to visit the Zoo without guidance from our educators you can book here.

Outreach Education

Auckland Zoo is excited to invite schools on a full day/overnight conservation field trip to Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary as part of our growing Education Outreach programme.

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Find out more about The Warehouse Zoofari education programme for low-decile schools in Auckland and Northland.

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