Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Our animals

Australian Little Penguin

Little Penguin

The penguin family are the best swimmers and divers of all the world’s birds and Melbourne Zoo’s Wild Sea development showcases their aquatic skills, with extensive underwater viewing in a deep pool with adjustable water jets to mimic the ocean’s changing currents.

Zoo highlights

Better butterfly house

Butterfly House

The Butterfly House offers one of the zoo’s most loved – and magical – experiences. Immerse yourself in the lush vegetation that is home to hundreds of spectacularly coloured native butterflies.

Wild encounters

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Close-up Encounters

Melbourne Zoo's Close-up Encounters will bring you face-to-face with some of our zoo's most popular personalities.

What's on at Melbourne Zoo

What's on 28th March 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 29th March 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 30th March 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 31st March 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 1st April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 2nd April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 3rd April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 4th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 5th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 6th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 7th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 8th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 9th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 10th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 11th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 12th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 13th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 14th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 15th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 16th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 17th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 18th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 19th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 20th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 21st April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 22nd April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 23rd April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 24th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 25th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 26th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 27th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 28th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 29th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 30th April 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What's on 1st May 2016

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

Become a Wild Child

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

What’s new to see and do this Autumn?

Starts Friday 25 March 2016 to 24 June 2016

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