What’s new this summer?

What's new this summer?
Melbourne Zoo
Seal Lifesavers
Seal Lifesavers
  • Frolic in the sand on our pop-up beach
  • Learn how you can help save seals
  • Meet our marine wildlife
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Werribee Open Range Zoo
Hippo Splash
Hippo Splash
  • Cool off in our new water play zone
  • Work together to build a dam and make a moat
  • Catch our special Hippo keeper talk
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Healesville Sanctuary
Where Eagles Fly
Where Eagles Fly
  • Our Spirits of the Sky show turns 25
  • Enjoy thrilling close encounters with amazing birds
  • Learn the secrets to how we train our birds
Find out more >>


School holiday careers programs

The following programs are designed for students in Years 7-12:

  • Keeper for a Day at Healesville Sanctuary

    Go behind the scenes with some of our most precious and endangered Australian animals. Come and work as threatened species keeper at Healesville Sanctuary these school holidays and learn how you can help fight extinction.
  • Vet for a Day at Healesville Sanctuary

    Come and work alongside our vets on real life cases involving Healesville Sanctuary’s animals, including endangered species, as well as injured wildlife brought to the hospital.
  • Keeper for a Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo

    Are you an aspiring Zoo keeper? Find out if you have what it takes to care for the amazing array of animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo these school holidays!


Coming soon

  • Zoo Twilights is back this summer! We’ve invited fourteen local and international musicians to join us live at Melbourne Zoo in the fight against wildlife extinction. Tickets on sale now.
  • Rhythm of Africa returns this summer to Werribee Open Range Zoo! There will be kids activities, African inspired food and drinks, and of course plenty of African music to get you dancing (or relaxing) on the lawns as the sun sets.