Conservation Weekend

15 - 16 August

9.30am - 5pm

This year's Conservation Week theme is encouraging everyone to see nature through new eyes.

To celebrate Conservation Week, on the 15th and 16th of August, we will be holding some special activities at the Zoo!

Design your own reusable tote bag to reduce plastic waste, create bush art using what you can find in Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha, make your own beeswax candle to take home, and join in on our skink game to find out how we monitor and breed Grand and Otago Skinks.

Make sure you visit the Zoo over this weekend to celebrate our beautiful indigenous wildlife and find out how you can make a difference at home.

Talk Times

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


10:15AM Farm Feed

10:45AM Kea Talk

11:00AM Tiger Talk

11:15AM Vets in The Nest Te Kōhanga

11:30AM Australia Talk 


12:00PM Giraffe Talk

12:30PM 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