Saturday 23 November 2019 - Sunday 1 March 2020


9am - 5pm 


Around Melbourne Zoo 


Included with Zoo entry

Kids under 16 visit free on weekends and school holidays*

Discover our oceans this summer at Melbourne Zoo!

These summer school holidays, fall in love with seals, penguins and pelicans, and find out how you can help make our oceans more wildlife-friendly by avoiding single-use plastics.  

National Geographic Exhibition: 'Planet or Plastic?'

SATURDAY 23 November - Sunday 1 March

Don't miss this new exhibition featuring more than 70 profound and inspiring images, videos and more that tell the story of the global crisis of marine plastics.

Photo by Randy Olson
Photo by Randy Olson
SodaStream Turtle by David Day
SodaStream Turtle by David Day

Sculpture Exhibit: From Plastic Waste to Art

SATURDAY 23 November - Sunday 1 March

Showcasing imaginative sculptural works inspired by the beauty of our marine environments. Created by artists from all over Australia every sculpture is made from reused and recyclable plastic waste.

Roving Performances: Giant Seagulls

Tuesday 7 - MonDAY 13 January 

Presented by Snuff Puppets, a Melbourne based performance company, these unruly Giant Seagulls scavenge and devour everything in their path. Look out! You might lose your hat or have a hot chip stolen as they fight each other for the finest zoo spoils.

Photo by Snuff Puppets
Photo by Snuff Puppets
Photo by Bubble Laboratory
Photo by Bubble Laboratory

Performances: Bubble Laboratory

Tuesday 14 - Monday 27 January 

Come and see every bubble trick imaginable in this awesome and funny new show. And discover how bubbles are so much more fun than plastic balloons!

Drop in Workshop: Recycled Plastic by Aly De Groot

Friday 27 December

11am - 1pm 

Discover new ways on how to reuse plastic to create your own recycled artwork.

Jellyfish by Aly De Groot
Jellyfish by Aly De Groot

Water Play 

SATURDAY 23 November - Sunday 1 March

Misters will create fun water play and a great way to cool off during warmer days this summer.

Melbourne Zoo Up Late


For two weeks only, the Zoo is staying open until 8pm with evening keeper talks and a series of marine conservation films and seminars on the lawns.


Marine Conservation Festival 

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 January 
10am - 4pm 

Join us for this three day conservation festival celebrating passionate local hero’s and organisations committed to protecting our marine environment. 

Your visit helps fight wildlife extinction. Find out more 

We recommend catching public transport to the Zoo as the easiest, most convenient and eco-friendly way to go! Find out how to get here

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

Members get more!

Only $9.50 a month over 12 months
Unlimited entry to Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo
Kids join free on adult memberships
Express entry 365 days a year
20% discount on Vjunior family tickets at Village Cinemas
Fight wildlife extinction