This weekend two of Wellington's top nature attractions are opening their doors to locals for just a couple of dollars! 

We’re running our popular Open Weekend event again this weekend, 5 & 6 May alongside Zealandia. When you visit the Zoo, your $2 donation will support local and international field conservation projects through our Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund.

Open Weekend is a great chance for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to get up close to wildlife from home and abroad. We love giving more people in the community the opportunity to connect with the amazing animals that live at the Zoo and Zealandia to learn about how we can help protect these animals in the wild.

During your visit, make sure you head along to the various animal talks as it’s a great way to get up close to animals, like endangered Red Pandas, Giraffes, Kororā Little Blue Penguins and to learn more about these amazing animals! 

Entry from 9am - 4.15pm each day for just $2 donation per entry per person – please bring appropriate change.



WELLINGTON ZOO, 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington
ZEALANDIA, 53 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May 2018

9am – 5pm

Last Entry:

$2 donation for entry per person (please bring appropriate change).

Getting there:

Please consider using public transport as we expect both venues to be very busy and car parking to be limited. 

We are expecting more visitors than a normal weekend so please think about using public transport to the Zoo. There’ll be extra buses to the Zoo from the Wellington Railway Station to help you get here faster. We have limited car parks so buses are the best option, and they drop you off right at the door to the Zoo.

Visit Metlink for bus routes and timetables

Please note:

Scooters, rollerblades, and skateboards are not permitted in the Zoo; please leave them at home as we do not have the space to store these during your visit.