Exciting news! We’ve been granted Enriching Local Curriculum funding by the Ministry of Education to enable us to continue offering unique learning sessions at reduced prices.
We are in the process of developing exciting new learning workshops,  for schools and ECE and will have these on the website very soon


 A visit to Wellington Zoo makes learning real. Get close to our amazing animals to learn about both exotic and local species, gain an understanding of the role of a progressive zoo and discover what you can do to care for animals and the environment. 

Bring the Zoo to your Online Classroom

Kia ora kaiako, can’t make it to the Zoo but still want to learn from one of our Zoo Educators? Talk to us about an online Zoo Learning Session! Online sessions start from only $100 per class (up to 35 learners) and include pre and post-session activities, as well as a 30-minute video call with a Zoo Educator live from the Zoo. 


Currently we are offering the following topics (more topics coming soon!):

  • Animal Adaptations (Year 1-13, can include Speciation for Year 13)
  • Animal Behaviour (Year 1-13, can include Biology 3.1)
  • Caring for Animals (Year 1-8)

Spaces are limited so talk to us today! To book your session or find out how we can work together, please contact: learning@wellingtonzoo.com

LEOTC Sessions

Our exciting range of LEOTC topics makes planning your visit and meeting your learning objectives easy. We cater for students from years 1-13 with a range of tailored learning sessions to help you bring your classroom learning alive. 

Our Educators have developed specialised Year 13 Biology-specific topics such as Primate Evolution, Speciation, Animal Behaviour plus our new sessions on Homeostasis and Animal Behaviour Observations (for Bio 3.1).

We strive to accommodate students with a diverse range of learning requirements so everyone can enjoy a fantastic visit. 


LEOTC Session Rates:

As a Learning Experience Outside the Classroom provider, our LEOTC sessions are offered at a special subsidised rate. This includes Zoo entry and a Learning Session with our Zoo Educators. 

  • $8 per student 
  • $8 per parent/adult helper
  • Teacher & teacher aides are free of charge 

 Check out our LEOTC sessions


Primary Secondary  Year 13 Biology Specific 
Animal Adaptations Animal Adaptations Animal Behaviour (for Biology 3.1)
Animal Behaviour  Animal Behaviour Animal Behaviour (for Biology 3.3)
Careers at the Zoo Careers at the Zoo Homeostasis (for Biology 3.4)
Caring for Animals Conservation Connection Speciation (for Biology 3.5)
Conservation Connection Unique New Zealand  Primate Evolution (for Biology 3.6)
Unique New Zealand    


Don't see your topic? Talk to us! We would love to work together to meet your learning objectives.

Self-guided School Visits & Pre-School Groups

You are more than welcome to visit in your own time, at your own pace. Pre-book your visit by emailing the email below and ask about our pre-booked self-guided group rates:


Please note that self-guided visits and pre-school group are not eligible for LEOTC rates.


We also offer tailored learning opportunities for tertiary groups. Talk to us about how we can make your course wild!

Student rates: 

  • $20 per student
  • $20 per lecturer/tutor

Get in touch to find out more