Late Fridays in March

Open late every Friday in March - Kids 1/2 Price after 5pm

9.30am - 8pm

Ever wondered what happens at Wellington Zoo as the sun goes down? 

Throughout March the Zoo will remain open until 8pm every Friday giving everyone an opportunity to experience the Zoo at dusk. On late Fridays, a Child Pass will be half price* for children entering the Zoo at 5pm or later.

There will be additional talks throughout the evening and Close Encounters available to book - but be quick, limited spaces available! 

*T's and C's apply

Find out more about Late Fridays in March.


Walk through Wellington Zoo’s Restoration Site

Sunday 18 March

10 – 11am

Wellington Zoo is passionate about supporting native wildlife and the areas they call home. Come and meet one of our Zoo Rangers who will take you on a guided tour of the Town Belt Restoration Site where we have planted over 1,500 native plants. Find out how you can take care of the native bush in your local area by learning how to identify introduced plant species.

Discover the types of wildlife that live in the native bush by helping us to place reptile monitoring tunnels around the restoration site. If you’re feeling brave you can finish off the tour by meeting a Wētā up close. 

To register for the tour please email: detailing the names of the participants. Registrations close on 16 March.

This event is part of Parks Week 2018.


When: Sunday 18 March from 10am - 11am 

Where: Meet outside the Main Entrance of Wellington Zoo

Cost: Free - please register your details to secure your spot on this tour

Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by adults and please wear robust footwear for uneven surfaces.


In the event of bad weather, the walk will be cancelled and you will be notified by email by 9am on 18 March.


*This tour does not include entry to the Zoo