Saturday 10th April


5:30pm - 8:00pm


Zoo Members: $5 per person

*Non-member tickets are only available for pre-purchase by members who require additional tickets

Join us for a night of all things dinosaurs at Melbourne Zoo!

For one night only, experience the epic adventure of Littlefoot and the gang with a showing of The Land Before Time, under the stars on the lawn at Melbourne Zoo.

There will be music and entertainment to enjoy before the show, including a giant slide and colouring in.

Enjoy exclusive after hours entry to Dino Lab, where you can see 9 large animatronic dinosaurs, walk through our Dino laboratory discovering dinosaurs brought back from extinction and become a palaeontologist and see what fossils you can unearth in our Dino dig. 

Treat yourself to some delicious popcorn and a drink to enjoy throughout the movie, or bring your own snacks along for a picnic on the lawn. 

Please note our animals will be going to bed early, so access throughout the zoo will not be permitted on the night of the event. 


What time does the event start?

Gates will open at 5:30pm, entry via both Main Gate and Rail Gate. 

What is the movie about?

Littlefoot, a young plant-eating dinosaur, is orphaned after his mother perishes while protecting him from a vicious carnivore. With her last breath, she tells him how to get to the legendary Great Valley, where he will be reunited with others of his kind. With his friend Cera, Littlefoot sets out for the fabled land, meeting a variety of very different young dinosaurs who find themselves thrown together when the world around them quickly changes, they quickly learn that they’ll need to overcome differences and trust each other in order to survive. Fun, heartfelt and full of unforgettable characters, it’s an adventure the whole family will love to watch again and again. 

How long does the movie go for?

The Land Before Time has a running time of 70 minutes.  

What time will the movie start?

The Land Before Time will start at approximately 6.30pm, just after sunset.  

When will the event finish?

The movie will end at approximately 7:40pm, and grounds will close at 8:00pm.  

Will there be other entertainment at Zoovie Night?

Yes! There will be dino colouring, an inflatable slide, and a special dusk viewing of Melbourne Zoo’s Dino Lab! 

Will animal areas be open?

No, all animal areas will be closed on the night due to insufficient lighting in the animal areas and therefore posing a safety concern for all members. 

Can I come to the zoo during the day?

If you wish to visit Melbourne Zoo during the day, both members and non- members must pre-book a ticket online separately. Day time zoo admission is not included in the Zoovie Night ticket.  

If I come to the zoo during the day can I stay in the grounds when the zoo closes to the general public?

No, if you have a Zoovie Night ticket and come to Melbourne Zoo during the day you will need to exit the grounds by 5:00pm and re-enter by having your Zoovie Night ticket scanned at 5:30pm when gates open.  

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

Tickets will only be available on the night if the event is not sold out. We encourage all members to pre-purchase tickets to avoid disappointment.  

Can non-members buy tickets?

Non-member tickets are only available for purchase by members who require additional tickets.  

What will the seating arrangements be?

Socially distanced markings will be painted on the lawns towards the front of the screen with free seating at the rear. We encourage family groups to sit at least 1.5m from another family group. We have reduced capacity to ensure families can sit safely on the lawns. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnic blankets to sit on. 

What is the disability seating?

There is free disabled access seating in pavilions 1-3, please ask our friendly staff if you require any assistance on the night.  

Can I bring chairs?

Chairs or other seating will no longer be permitted into the grounds at Zoovie Night. Chairs are only permitted for medical reasons and you will be required to sit at the rear of the lawns.

What happens if it rains?

Zoos Victoria will monitor the weather in the lead up to the event. The event will only be cancelled in the event of extreme weather and at the discretion of Zoos Victoria. 

Will there be food and drinks available for purchase?

Wild Dogs café will be open from 5.30pm. There will also be a special popcorn and drink offer available on the night for purchase.  

Can I bring my own food?

Yes, visitors may bring their own food to Zoovie Night.  

Can I bring alcohol?

Yes, alcohol is permitted but we remind all members it is a family night.