Late Fridays at the Zoo

Open 9.30am - 7.30pm every Friday in March

Half Price Entry at 4pm or later

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, Zoo entry will be half price at 4pm or later.

There will be special animal talks each Friday evening, as well as Close Encounters available - but be quick, limited spaces available!

Late Fridays at the Zoo starts on Friday 5 March and will continue on 12, 19 and 26 March.


Covid-19 Update:

While the Zoo is open during level 2, we are taking extra precautions for the safety of our visitors, staff and animals, so we will be running our Late Fridays a little differently for now.

Due to the latest Covid-19 alert level change, Close Encounters and Animal Talks have been suspended until Saturday 6 March at this stage and this includes our additional Talks and Encounters for Late Fridays.

If you are planning a visit to the Zoo during our Late Fridays, please know that the health of our visitors, staff, animals and our wider community is our highest priority.

At this stage visitors do not need to pre-book tickets to our Late Fridays, but if anything changes, please check our Covid-19 webpage for the latest info.


See full terms and conditions for entry.