It's a big year for Wellington Zoo as we turn 110!

We want to say thank you to the Wellington community for their ongoing support by giving free entry to the 110th visitor coming through our front doors every day for the next year!

Our dedicated Zoo Crew members who are able to visit the Zoo for free every day will also be in luck, securing a free pass to bring a friend with them . But our birthday won’t stop there, with big celebrations planned for the summer holidays later this year - watch this space!

"We want our community to join us to celebrate their Zoo as it is today,” says Karen Fifield, Chief Executive. “Wellington Zoo is leading the way in helping visitors build emotional connections with animals and helping people understand the roles we can all play to care for environment we share. Our focus is about working together to save animals in the wild.”

“We are always looking to the future and how we can secure a future for wildlife,” says Karen. “Wellington Zoo is at the forefront of best practice animal care, sustainability and conservation, and we will continue to do so over the next 110 years.”

Wellington Zoo was New Zealand’s first zoo when it was established on 21 April 1906, and it's also New Zealand’s newest zoo, as the physical space and experience has been completely redeveloped over the last ten years.

More information
Free Zoo entry will apply to the 110th person entering through the Zoo’s front entrance each day as determined by Wellington Zoo from 21 April 2016 until 20 April 2017. Entries to the Zoo via Mojo Café entrance will not be eligible.

Zoo Crew members are eligible to win a single day pass for a friend.