Zoo Lates is back!

From 17 January to 6 March we're staying open Late.

On select Fridays throughout summer, you can visit Auckland Zoo after hours (4-8pm) and enjoy the Zoo in the evening light.

There's heaps to see and do - with over 135 species to connect with, 18 free keeper talks to experience (schedule below), and best of all, by visiting you're contributing to our conservation work at home and further afield.

Visit after work with mates and whānau, make it a date night or just enjoy a stroll through the beautiful grounds in the twilight.

Tickets just $15 per person.

Last admissions at 7pm. Zoo closes at 8pm. Avoid the queues when you buy online.

  1. Friends of the Zoo - free! Please present pass on entry.
  2. Infants (0-3 years old) are free.

Chinese New Year

Take your Zoo Lates experience to the next level and join us in celebrating Chinese New Year at the Old Elephant House.

Set in an iconic heritage building, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious Chinese buffet meal with your loved ones and the chance to explore the Zoo after hours.


Hāngī at the Zoo

We’re celebrating Waitangi Weekend with a special hāngī buffet evening event during our Zoo Late on 7 February.

You’ll get to sit at our iconic Old Elephant House restaurant that looks out across to our spider monkey habitat whilst enjoying delicious dishes made with aroha (love).

All Keeper Talks are free and run every Open Late night!

  • 4:15pm Lemur
  • 4:30pm Otter
  • 5:00pm Elephant
  • 5:00pm Lace monitor
  • 5:30pm Meerkat & porcupine
  • 5:30pm Spider monkey
  • 5:45pm Kea
  • 5:45pm Galàpagos tortoise
  • 6:15pm NZ birds at The Forest
  • 6:15pm Capybara & squirrel monkey
  • 6:30pm NZ fur seal
  • 6:30pm Tasmanian devil
  • 6:45pm Leopard tortoise
  • 7:00pm White rhinoceros
  • 7:00pm Flamingo