Wellington Zoo is passionate about learning. We love being able to create those ‘wow’ moments that help students get up close with some of our amazing animals, gain an understanding of the role of a progressive zoo, and discover what they can do to care for the natural world. 


All Zoo staff members who work closely with children in EOTC programmes including LEOTC learning sessions and Zoo Sleepovers are vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 a virtual Zoo Learning Session!

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

Wellington Zoo is a Learning Experience Outside The Classroom (LEOTC) provider, and our Zoo Educator can help your class meet their learning objectives in a range of topics. We provide LEOTC sessions at a discounted rate:

  • $8 per student per Zoo learning session (Years 1 -13)
  • $8 per adult helper
  • Teachers and teacher aides are free.

 Check out our LEOTC sessions


We can provide tailored learning opportunities for tertiary students. These sessions are available at our student rate:

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


We love having pre-schoolers visit. Their excitement and wonder at exploring the Zoo and meeting our animals is infectious. 
If you book your visit in advance, special pre-school group rates apply:

  • $12.00 per child 3 and over
  • $12.00 per teacher or adult helper
  • Under 3s are free

If your visit is not booked in advance, normal Zoo entry fees apply.

The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari

Please note, applications for this programme are currently on hold. 

All kids deserve to experience a magical day at the Zoo. We’re extremely proud of our ongoing partnership with The Warehouse to provide funding for low decile schools who want to bring their students to visit the Zoo and have a magical learning experience. 

Funding is available to schools in the lower North Island, including Wellington, Greater Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Taranaki, to cover the cost of transport and attending a Zoo learning session. 

Applications open at the beginning of each year. 

Get in touch to find out more