We're open Late, Saturday nights this summer.

From 16 January to 6 March, you can visit Auckland Zoo after hours (4 - 8pm) and enjoy the Zoo in the evening light.

Tickets are just $15 per person, and a portion of every ticket sold goes directly to our Conservation Fund.

There's heaps to see and do - with over 144 species to connect with, free keeper talks to experience, 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.

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.

Keeper Talk Schedule

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Zoo Lates are back in 2021!

Visit Zoo Lates on summer Saturdays - tickets just $15.


Dinner at Old Elephant House

Take your Zoo Lates experience to the next level with a gourmet set dinner experience at the Old Elephant House.

Nestled deep within the Zoo just outside the South America Rainforest Track, our iconic Old Elephant House has been transformed into a bistro-style restaurant for Zoo Lates - our Gold offering being a three course set menu with complimentary Mumm champagne, and our Silver menu featuring platters for two with complimentary alcoholic beverages.

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You can buy tickets online here.

Tickets are also available at the gate, however we recommend purchasing online to skip the queues.

Your Zoo Lates ticket is able to be used from 4pm on the relevant evening you have a ticket for.

For example, if you have a Zoo Lates ticket for 23 January, you can use it to enter the Zoo from 4pm on 23 January until the last entry time at 7pm.

As Zoo Lates are special events, they require their own tickets to be purchased. See above on how to purchase Zoo Lates tickets.

All Annual Pass Members get free access to Zoo Lates.

Yes! All of our on-site venues are open as per usual, with the exception of the Lookout which is closed.

The Old Elephant House is serving gourmet dining experiences - reservations strongly recommended. See above for more details.

Yes, we have a range of hire items available at our information centre. We take bookings in advance for these items on 09 360 3805.

Yes, the whole zoo is open with the exception of our Kiwi habitat the night which closes at 5.30pm.