Melbourne Zoo

I, Animal

Did you ever wish, as a child, that you could explore the secrets of the Zoo after dark?

I, Animal is a world-first interactive experience – part multi-media tour, part theatrical experience, part animal encounter – designed specifically for adults-only at Melbourne Zoo.

I, Animal uses ground-breaking technology to take you on a remarkable, and surprisingly emotive, journey through the interior of Melbourne Zoo at night.

Embark on an unexpected, provocative adventure that explores our pre-conceptions about the animal kingdom and questions the boundaries between human and animal.

Upon arriving at Melbourne Zoo, Zoo staff will greet you and hand out your personal “Zöe” device. As others arrive to partake in the experience, the excitement builds and the countdown to I, Animal begins.

Once the gates open, you will be guided by "Zöe" as you explore the Zoo; hearing stories about our animals, and experiencing theatrical moments that will surprise, move and delight you.

At the end of the tour, re-group with other participants to share your experience over a glass of wine (available for purchase). 

Produced in collaboration with The Border Project,  I, Animal uses an iPod touch application built specifically for the Zoo by Art Processors; the technical design team behind the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and  the ‘O’ device.

I, Animal is unlike anything ever offered by Zoos Victoria. We invite you to take part in an intimate journey that will change your perceptions of what it means to be both human and animal.

Discover your innermost creature.

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Created by The Border Project

Directed by Sam Haren and Daniel Koerner
Composers Cameron Goodall and David Heinrich
Designer and Illustrator Amy Milhinch
Technical Consultants & Software Developers Art Processors
Graphic Illustrations  Matt Cipov