School Holidays at Auckland Zoo

Join us these school holidays (6 July - 21 July) for a very special Matariki themed programme. Matariki, the Māori New Year, is a time to gather with family to celebrate new beginnings and reflect on the past. Kids will learn the story of Matariki and discover the stunning nocturnal creatures that come alive at night.

With a special activity sheet, families will explore Te Wao Nui (our Aotearoa precinct) to learn all about our New Zealand animals and what makes them so special to us. After journeying through the Zoo, finish your visit by checking out the Domes to collect your final Matariki sticker, marvel at our fantastic Matariki digital installation and enjoy fun family activities while you're there.

Matariki Evenings

As part of Elemental Festivalwe are Celebrating Matariki with two evening events after hours in the Domes. On Saturdays 6 and 13 July, we invite you and your whānau and friends to come and enjoy great kai, waiata, kapa haka, tākaro (games), Kōrero Pūrākau (storytelling), and so much more! Adults $10, kids free! 

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School Holiday Experiences