HOLIDAY PROGRAMME BOOKING

Wellington Zoo runs a holiday programme each school holiday break.

The programme is tailored for kids aged 5-12 years and every day, they will get to meet animals, interact with Zoo staff and go behind the scenes at the Zoo – all the while making a conservation connection!

Each day has a different focus - your kids will have fun exploring the Zoo and getting stuck into all sorts of exciting activities.

Spaces are strictly limited and subject to availability. Please book in advance to ensure you don’t miss out.

Online booking can be completed with credit card below, or for more information call (04) 389 3692 or email zooevents@wellingtonzoo.com.

Time

Drop off times are between 8.30am and 9.00am, and pick up times are between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

Cost

$65 per child per day, payable in advance. Please note no refunds will be issued.

Location

Wellington Zoo’s Archibald Centre, 100 metres up Manchester Street from the main Zoo entrance (first driveway on the right).

What to bring

Morning tea and lunch, a drink bottle, weather appropriate clothing, sun/wind protection, and sensible shoes.

Choose Events

Tick the box next to each event your child wishes to attend and click next

Monday, 28 September : Zoo Keeper Apprentice

Take a walk in the boots of a Wellington Zoo Keeper and learn the skills you’ll need to be a Zoo Keeper Apprentice. Take part in some of the vital tasks keepers do to keep our animals happy and healthy.

Spaces left: 21

Tuesday, 29 September : Up All Night

When some animals head off to bed, others are just getting up! Help us to look after the animals in The Twilight Te Ao Mahina, and create your own glow-in-the-dark Kiwi prints as a reminder of the special nocturnal creatures we help protect at Wellington Zoo. 

Spaces left: 35

Wednesday, 30 September : Puzzling Primates

The Zoo's Monkeys, Chimpanzees, and Lemurs are all smart and full of energy. See if you can outwit our playful, tree-loving friends with some challenging enrichment. 

Spaces left: 33

Thursday, 01 October : Animal Ambulance

Learn how the vets at The Nest Te Kōhanga look after injured and sick animals. Take a look behind the scenes at our treatment rooms, and see where we look after our biggest patients. Plus find out what you can do to help care for wildlife!

Spaces left: 17

Friday, 02 October : Wild Playtime

Zoo animals love their toys! Spend a day inventing exciting new games for some of our animals, watch as they play with them, and find out enrichment helps keep their brains and bodies active.

Spaces left: 36

Monday, 05 October : Zoo Keeper Apprentice

Take a walk in the boots of a Wellington Zoo Keeper and learn the skills you’ll need to be a Zoo Keeper Apprentice. Take part in some of the vital tasks keepers do to keep our animals happy and healthy.

Spaces left: 26

Tuesday, 06 October : Charismatic Carnivores

Sink your teeth into a day of Lions, Tigers and Bears (oh my!). Help our powerful predators sharpen their claws on some cool new enrichment toys, and learn how we can keep them at the top of the food chain.

Spaces left: 27

Wednesday, 07 October : Conservation Detectives

Someone’s committing conservation crimes! Hunt around Wellington Zoo for clues, take plaster casts of paw prints for evidence, interview Kiwi witnesses and solve our baffling Zoo mystery with your animal instincts. The Chimpanzees might have a clue or two...

Spaces left: 27

Thursday, 08 October : Spring to Life

Investigate how Wellington Zoo changes during spring. Does it look, sound, smell, or feel different? Spot the new life in the Zoo, and see how we take care of our youngest and most vulnerable animals.

Spaces left: 37

Friday, 09 October : Creature Kitchen

Go behind-the-scenes into our food stores, and get ready to say 'bon appetit' to some of our animals! Help our chefs prepare and deliver lunchboxes with delicious treats for our furry, scaly, and feathered friends.

Spaces left: 37