Matariki

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June

9.30am - 5pm

Visit the Zoo on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June to celebrate Matariki, the rising of the star cluster known as the Pleiades signifying the Māori New Year. 

There will be many fun activities for you to participate in such as: making your own Matariki lantern to light up the winter sky; learning the Te Reo Māori names of the animals at the Zoo and giving the animals harakeke whetū (flax star) enrichment to keep them busy. 

Activity Times (Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June) 

10:30 – 11:30am & 12:30 – 1:30pm

  • Te Reo Māori Animal Name Game
  • Harakeke Whetu Animal Enrichment
  • Make your own Matariki Lantern