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Date

21 September - 6 October 2019

Time 

9am - 4pm

Location 

Activities and entertainment throughout the Sanctuary

Cost

Free with Sanctuary entry. Kids under 16 visit free on weekends and school holidays*

Nature play spaces, outdoor activities and more!

These school holidays, get closer than ever to nature as giant butterflies from Festive Factory and Ants by Polyglot Theatre come to life at Healesville Sanctuary. 

Kids will enjoy two Nature Play zones, entertainment and activities just in time for the sunshine and warmer weather. Plan your day with our limited-time-only Bushland Explorers Schedule. 

Bushland Explorers Schedule

Saturday 21 September - Sunday 6 October
(Weeks 1 & 2 of school holidays) 
Activity Times Location
Nest Building 

10.45am - 11.45am

12.45pm - 1.45pm

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Koala Picnic Lawns
Nature's Creations 

10.45am - 11.45am

12.45pm - 1.45pm

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Koala Picnic Lawns
Gunyah Play  9am - 4pm Australian Wildlife Heath Centre Lawns 
Festive Factory Butterflies 

11am - 11.30am

11.45am - 12.15pm

12.30pm - 1pm

1.30pm - 2pm 

2.30pm - 3pm

Roving around the Sanctuary 
Tuesday 1 - Sunday 6 October 
(Week 2 of School holidays) 
Activity  Times Location
Polyglot Theatre Ants 

Tuesday 

1.30pm - 2pm

2.30pm - 3pm 

Wednesday - Sunday 

10.30am - 11am

11.30am - 12pm 

1.30pm - 2pm

2.30pm - 3pm 

Australian Wildlife Heath Centre Lawns 

 

Check out what's happening at our other zoos these school holidays! 

Keeper Care Hub at Melbourne Zoo
14 SEPTEMBER - 10 NOVEMBER 2019

An exclusive look into how our Zoo Keepers care for animals! 

Kulin Dreaming at Werribee Open Range Zoo
21 September - 6 October 2019

Songs, dance, craft activities and more! 

Your visit helps fight wildlife extinction. Find out more! 

*Children under 16 visit free on weekends, Victorian Government school holidays and Victorian public holidays.