Valentine's Night at the Zoo

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a memorable way this year by treating your loved one to Valentine’s Night at Wellington Zoo. The Zoo will be open until 8.30pm for adults only (18+), with live music from Equinox 3, an outdoor bar, and special love-themed animal talks and experiences. There will also be special Zoo offers available on the night, so join us for a very special evening this Valentine’s Night!


Event information:

Date: Sunday 14 February 

Time: 5pm - 8.30pm

PricePre-book your entry below and save. Standard entry fees apply on the night - $27 Adults

Strictly R18+ 

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy: In the event of an Alert Level change in Wellington, the event will not proceed. Where there is 48 or more hours' notice you will receive a full refund. For a change where there is less than 48 hours notice, any catering packages will receive a 50% refund and admission only purchases will be refunded in full.



Enjoy the evening with live music from Equinox 3 at Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha. 

Equinox 3 are a dynamic jazz trio featuring Matthew Gardener on guitar, Mike Duffy bass and Frankie Curac on saxophone. They play a wide range of styles including, swing, blues, Brazilian, funk and more.



Bookings for Valentine's Night packages are now open. Pre-book below to enjoy a delicious platter for two from Blue Carrot Catering and Zoo entry for two – dietary options are available.  

Blue Carrot Catering will also have hot food available to purchase on the night.



An outdoor bar will be open in the evening (Cash and EFTPOS available) at Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha.

Please note, the Zoo is not BYO licensed and we will be checking I.D and bags upon arrival at the Zoo.


Love-themed Animal Talks:

Throughout the evening there will be special animal talks, focusing on the strange and fascinating love lives of some of the Zoo’s resident animals. Talks are free, check your programme on arrival.

5pm – Gibbon Love Island

5.30pm – Kinky Kea

6pm - One Night Stand (Red Panda)

6.30pm – Queen of hearts (Meerkats)

7pm – Devil in the sack (Tasmanian Devil)

8pm – Love Bugs (Hero HQ)


Extra Close Encounters

A limited number of Close Encounter and Behind the Scenes experiences are also be available for those who want to treat their loved one to a truly wild night out.

Book Now:

5.15pm - Capybara and Lemur 

6pm - Meerkat and Giraffe

6:30pm - Minibeasts


Book your Valentine's Night experience