New at the Zoo
School Holidays

We're celebrating carnivores and how they’re cared for!

When you get to the Zoo, grab an activity sheet and search to see what carnivores you can find. You’ll put on your ‘keeper hat’ to understand how each species is cared for based on the 5 domains of animal welfare model that covers an animal’s diet, habitat and wellbeing.

Our cosy undercover venue The Domes will be open throughout the holiday period - with building blocks, puzzles, a reading corner and some tiger colouring-in!

Join the fun!

Hire a child carrier when you visit the Zoo and be in to WIN a phil&teds® prize pack!

Hire a backpack carrier between 5 July and 5 August 2024 and you will automatically go in the draw to win a phil&teds® prize pack. Each prize consists of a tiger soft toy and a phil&teds® toddler backpack.

You can hire one of these backpack carriers for your journey around the Zoo from our Info Centre. These light yet strong carriers can hold kids from 6 months in age, up to three years (as long as the child can sit-up unaided), with a maximum weight capacity of 18kgs.

Mānawatia a Matariki

We’re celebrating Matariki by reflecting, renewing and reconnecting with Papatūānuku.

In our new video series, Zoo kaimahi are sharing their personal connections with te taiao (the natural world).

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Zoo Experiences

Get closer to wildlife and make memories to last a lifetime with our Zoo Experiences. 

Get an in depth understanding of how we care for the animals, while learning more about them from our skilled keepers. Booking these Experiences also supports our important wildlife conservation work.

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Te Wao Nui Tours

Let one of our experienced Zoo Guides take you on a tour of our New Zealand track.

It's an immersive journey through the six stunning habitats of Te Wao Nui at Auckland Zoo. A truly unique experience of New Zealand’s animals, plants and culture all in one location.

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Zoo Snaps

Our monthly photo competition encouraging our visitors to get out into our zoo and take some zooper snaps.

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Develop your toddler’s cognitive skills!

Suitable for all children under 5, the sessions held by our visitor experience and education teams include songs, games, activities and much more.

Held every Wednesday and Thursday, there is a wild new theme every week!

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Keeper talk

Flight School

Our Flight School inspires awe and delight as tamariki and adults alike connect with a variety of fascinating birds like galah, sun conures, African grey parakeets and macaws, and learn about their special adaptations.

Join our passionate animal experiences team at our free flight displays, daily at 11:45am.

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Now open!

South East Asia Jungle Track

The creation of our new South East Asia precinct – a grand design home for our animals and a world-class immersive experience for all who visit Auckland Zoo, is the most ambitious development in our 100-year history.

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100 Year Celebration

Auckland Zoo: 100 Years, 100 Stories

This beautiful 336-page book showcases the Zoo’s rich and colourful history, with full colour photography and illustrations, it features a diverse collection of captivating stories, unexpected animal adventures, and insights into the groundbreaking conservation work by the Zoo and its partners.

An excellent read

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