Wellington Zoo is a unique living classroom. Our Journey of Discovery learning sessions make the most of our amazing setting to enthuse your students about animals and the natural world that surrounds us.

We can provide worksheets for your visits, extra resources and follow up activities and extension opportunities.

Topics for study include animal adaptations, primate evolution and unique New Zealand ecosystems. All learning sessions are curriculum linked. If there is something you would like to explore at the Zoo that is not covered in our Journeys of Discovery sessions, we will work with you to develop further learning opportunities.

Wellington Zoo LEOTC admission rates

  • $7.50 per child (years 1 -13)
  • $7.50 per adult helper
  • Teachers and teacher aides free.

To qualify for special LEOTC (Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom) rates you must book your visit in advance, identify your learning outcomes, work with a member of the Zoo’s learning team during your visit and evaluate your session.

If the learning session is not booked in advance, normal Zoo entry fees will apply. Please note payment must be made on the day of your visit.

We also have LEOTC sessions run in collaboration with DANZ and Capital. Click here for more information.


Pre-schools and kindergartens are welcome to explore the Zoo. If you book your visit in advance special pre-school group rates apply:

  • $10.50 per child 3 and over
  • $10.50 per teacher or adult helper
  • Under 3s free

If your visit is not booked in advance, normal Zoo entry fees apply.


Sessions can be booked at the following rates:

  • $16 per student and lecturer

Please complete the online form to make a booking request

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