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Kids are free these summer holidays

10 December 2011

That's right, Kids under 16 years of age are free all summer school holidays!

Each property has something different to offer, so these school holidays why not make the most of the sunny weather and check out what Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo have to offer.

Earlier this year the Victorian Government introduced free admission for children under 16 years of age to each of Zoos Victoria's three properties on weekends, Victorian public holidays and Victorian Government school holidays.

For our visitors during the summer school holidays, this means from December 23 to January 31, Kids under 16 years of age will be FREE!

"Families are at the heart of our zoos so we look forward to welcoming more of them to our properties," Chief Executive of Zoos Victoria, Jenny Gray said.

Ms Gray said the new arrangements have also make Zoo Memberships even more affordable for Victorian families.

"Zoo Members will now no longer have to pay for children as part of their membership fee. They will be able to bring their children to our three zoos any day of the year, as many times as they like."

"With the cost of being a Zoo Member decreasing, we encourage people to become and remain Friends of the Zoos Members. They are vital in helping us provide the best possible care for our animals," Ms Gray said.

Zoos Victoria is looking forward to an exciting summer, full of activities. These school holidays, visit Estela the beautiful spider monkey and see how she has grown at Melbourne Zoo, welcome the bachelor gorillas into their new island home at Werribee Open Range Zoo or discover the new Fearsome to Awesome Reptile Arena Show at Healesville Sanctuary...but only if you dare.

More information on what's on these school holidays.

Know an animal lover? Give them the gift of Zoo Membership this Christmas.




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