Covid-19 Update

While the Zoo is open during Level 2, we’re taking extra precautions for the safety of our visitors, staff and animals, so we will be operating a little differently for now.

To ensure your safety and to help with physical distancing during Level 2 there will be no animal talks and other special products like Close Encounters and Sleepovers will also be suspended. Some areas of the Zoo will be closed so visitors can maintain physical distancing.

We really appreciate your patience and understanding.

Late Fridays in March

Open late every Friday in March - 1/2 Price Entry after 4pm

9.30am - 7.30pm

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

Throughout March the Zoo will remain open until 7.30pm every Friday giving everyone an opportunity to experience the Zoo at dusk. On late Fridays, entry to the Zoo will be half-price at 4pm or later.

There will be additional talks throughout the evening and Close Encounters available to book - find out more here.

*T's and C's apply


Talk Times

Get the low down on our animals from our knowledgeable and friendly Zoo staff


10:00AM Otter Talk

11:00AM Tiger Talk

11:15AM Vets in The Nest Te Kōhanga

11:45AM Giraffe Talk


12:15PM Australian Animals in Neighbours Talk

12:45PM Chimpanzee Talk

01:15PM Cool Creatures at Hero HQ

02:00PM Sun Bear Talk

02:30PM Kiwi Talk

03:00PM Penguin Talk

04:00PM Red Panda Talk