Movies on the lawn to support Melbourne Zoo’s marine wildlife rescue.
You're invited to Zoo Summer Cinema, a new outdoor moviegoing experience in the lush surrounds of Melbourne Zoo. Classic favourites, cult hits, premiere events and new releases are projected against the night sky, all in aid of Melbourne Zoo's important marine wildlife rescue efforts.
Spend a summer evening at the Zoo visiting the animals before you find a spot on the lawns, or upgrade to the exclusive Lawn Lounge or premium Gold Grass sections. Take in the sounds of local DJs before the main attraction, and pay a visit to the food precinct for dinner and a drink.
Revisit films by your favourite directors and discover critically acclaimed picks, as the sun sets on another summer day at Melbourne Zoo.
Zoo Summer Cinema is proudly presented by 3RRR.
Follow the movie titles below to book tickets.
Ticket prices and types
Includes access to general admission viewing area and animal exhibits
$35 Non-member adult
$20 Non-member child
Members receive 10% off
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Zoo Summer Cinema supports Melbourne Zoo's Marine Response Unit and its work helping injured or distressed marine wildlife.
Every day this dedicated team responds to calls from members of the public who have found an animal needing help in Victoria’s waters or along our coastlines. From entangled seals needing a helping hand to injured water birds needing veterinary treatment before returning to the wild, the work of the Marine Response Unit is critical in ensuring the wildlife we share our planet with continue to thrive.
Please save the Marine Response Unit’s number to your phone so if you find a marine animal needing help this summer, you know who to call: 1300 245 MRU (1300 245 678).
Frequently Asked Questions
Getting to Melbourne Zoo by public transport is the easiest, most convenient and eco-friendly way to go.
Travelling by public transport
Route 58 between West Coburg and Toorak runs via William Street in the city centre every day, with services as often as every 6 minutes, stopping directly outside Melbourne Zoo at Stop 26. Make sure you travel safely on board.
Trains run from Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line every day, stopping at Royal Park Station - just across the road from Melbourne Zoo's rail gate entrance.
Bus route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside Melbourne Zoo.
Travelling by car
Melbourne Zoo is located only minutes north of the city centre at Royal Park.
Car parking is $2 for a five hour ticket and is run by Melbourne City Council. To use a parking bay reserved for people with disabilities, you will need to display a valid parking permit for people with a disability.
Don't forget to display your parking ticket on your dashboard, as the area is regularly monitored by parking officers. Alternatively, download the PayStay App in advance and pay for parking from your phone.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay our respects to Elders both past and present.