Date

1 to 14 January 2020

TIME

Until 8pm (Zoo opens 9am)

COST

Included with Zoo entry

Kids under 16 visit free on weekends and school holidays*

Stay until 8pm with an outdoor film festival and evening keeper talks

For the first time ever, Melbourne Zoo is opening its doors for a brand new, after-hours outdoor film festival.

The must-see summer movie event centres around the themes of marine conservation, sustainability and the environment, and will run for two weeks, from January 1-14.

The program is headlined by the David Attenborough and BBC production Light on Earth, as well as the Leonardo DiCaprio and National Geographic 2019 multi-award winning Sea of Shadows.

Each screening will be showcased on an impressive outdoor screen in the stunning open-air surrounds of Melbourne Zoo.

The nights will kick-off with thought-provoking presentations featuring leading environmental and conservation experts.

Plus, hear evening keeper talks, visit the National Geographic Planet or Plastic outdoor photography exhibition in Carousel Park and see the limited-time-only sculpture exhibit From Plastic Waste to Art.

All films and exhibitions are included with general admission and kids under 16 visit FREE*.

Outdoor Film Festival program
Date Feature film from 6.10pm Short film 6.05pm Seminar 5.30pm
Wednesday, 1 January A Plastic Ocean
Watch the trailer
My Haggan Dream To be announced
Thursday, 2 January Shark Girl
Watch the trailer
A Plastic Ocean (short) The Enhancement of Antarctica: a remote, but not untouched, wilderness with Marissa Parrot
Friday, 3 January Jago: A Life Underwater
Watch the trailer
Colors for Change To be announced
Saturday, 4 January Sea of Shadows | National Geographic
Watch the trailer
Secret life of Plankton The Great Barrier Reef: Life's wake up call with Fiona Merida
Sunday, 5 January Return of the River
Watch the trailer
The Plactic Vagabond Breakfast with Octopuses with Josie Jones
Monday, 6 January Beauty and the Reef
Watch the trailer
Plastics in Raja Ampat Indonesia The Enhancement of Antarctica: a remote, but not untouched, wilderness with Marissa Parrot
Tuesday, 7 January Sonic Sea
Watch the trailer
Colors for Change Shearwater birds on Lord Howe Island with Dr Jenny Gray
Wednesday, 8 January Racing Extinction
Watch the trailer
Mangroves To be announced
Thursday, 9 January Chasing Coral 
Watch the trailer
Secret life of Plankton The science behind the film with Ricki Hersburgh
Friday, 10 January Chasing the Thunder
Watch the trailer
My Haggan Dream To be announced
Saturday, 11 January Sea of Shadows | National Geographic
Watch the trailer
The Plastic Vagabond A Naturalist with a Camera with Chris Cook
Sunday, 12 January David Attenborough's Light on Earth
Watch the trailer
A Plastic Ocean (short) Let's all walk the talk and be plastic free with Ricki Hersburgh
Monday, 13 January A Plastic Ocean
Watch the trailer
Mangroves Icebergs to Iguanas with Jason Edwards
Tuesday, 14 January Racing Extinction
Watch the trailer
Plastics in Raja Ampat Indonesia Waste Not: How to make a big difference by throwing away less with Erin Rhoads

The Melbourne Zoo Outdoor Film Festival is proudly supported by Jackson Wild.

Zoo members and visitors are invited to bring low-back chairs, pillows and picnic rugs and find a place on the lawns in the heart of the Zoo, whilst basking in the summer sunset.

Food and drink will also be available for purchase at the Zoo during the festival.

Your visit helps fight wildlife extinction. Find out more! 

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