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

Tuesday, 07 April : 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: 38

Wednesday, 08 April : Creeping Critters

From Spiders to Geckos, animals have amazing super powers. Join us at our Hero HQ and become a Zooper hero to help in the conservation crusade!

Spaces left: 40

Thursday, 09 April : Zoo Survivor

In the wild, survival means everything. Discover which animals are the greatest survivors, and learn a few survival tricks of your own!

Spaces left: 39

Friday, 10 April : Animal Ambulance

Learn how the vets at The Nest Te Kohanga look after injured and sick animals. Check out hospital equipment like the x-ray machine and specimen jars. What can you do to help care for wildlife?

Spaces left: 36

Monday, 13 April : 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: 29

Tuesday, 14 April : Wild Playtime!

At Wellington Zoo, we make sure our animals have healhty minds as well as healthy bodies. Learn how we train and entertain our wildlife, then make your own enrichment to excite some Zoo animals. 

Spaces left: 34

Wednesday, 15 April : Happy Herbivores

Our hoofed and hopping friends in the herbivore world would like to chew the cud with you. Deliver some vegeterian snacks to our gentle grazers!

Spaces left: 36

Thursday, 16 April : Ancient Animals

Wellington Zoo is home to living fossils, and animals old enough to be fossils! Help us to care for some of our older, wiser residents, and make your own ancient fossils to take home. 

Spaces left: 36

Friday, 17 April : Feeding time at the Zoo

Get into some wild food! Help us out as we prepare and serve delicious meals to our many furry, feathery, and scaly diners. 

Spaces left: 33