Upcoming events not to be missed
Friday 14, Saturday 15 (SOLD OUT), Sunday 16 December 2018
Tuesday 19 February 2019
Join us at Werribee Open Range Zoo for our mid-week Hippo Splash party for our youngest members!
Sunday 24 February, 2019
Hippo Beach Party is back for summer!
Every Friday and Saturday night in November–March
Spend an incredible night out with some of the world’s most iconic animals in this new and exclusive after-hours event.
Monthly on a Sunday
Love High Teas? One Sunday each month, we are serving a delicious High Tea in the Rainforest Room. Wander the beautiful gardens, see the amazing animals, then join us and the little tamarin monkeys from 1:30pm. Bookings essential!
Ever wondered which Indigenous plant has leaves that can be used as soap? Or maybe you want to know what makes a Boomerang come back? Perhaps you’d like to hear a local Dreaming Story about how the Lyrebird came to speak in the language of many other animals?
Every Wednesday morning
Your little ones will love dressing up as wallabies with wallaby face painting, wallaby ears and wallaby tails for pouch races, hopping games and wallaby trails. With special appearances by our Spring Babies your little ones will love our locals.
Every weekend from January 25 until March 9, 2019
Zoo Twilights returns in 2019 with a massive roster of local and international artists banding together for the same goal: one tiny marsupial’s fight against extinction.
1 December to 28 February
This summer, delve into the weird and wild world of animals through wacky games, fun performance, zany art and unexpected installations at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
22 December to 29 January (Summer School Holidays)
Get your boogie on all summer long at The Wiggles Frog Disco, Melbourne Zoo's brand new musical play space!
26 December to 31 January (Summer School Holidays)
Every day of the school holidays, keep cool under the new Hills Hoist sprinkler, connect with nature through the ever-popular creek play, explore our rustic cubbies and play awesome backyard games.
14 January to 28 January 2019
This summer, experience Healesville Sanctuary's new two-week festival bringing together live music, local food, a bush bar and backyard games.
16, 17, 18 January 2019
To celebrate Melbourne Zoo are hosting a three-day festival of fun for her birthday.
Join us for activities, performances and keeper talks each day!
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February 2019
For two days only, Born in a Taxi are bringing the incredible show, The Whale’s Tale to Melbourne Zoo.
Monday to Friday (excluding school holidays)
Every weekday is wonderful for toddlers at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Terrific activities will keep the fives and under 'wildly' entertained all day.
Toddler Thursdays is back to bring the African Village to life every Thursday at Werribee Open Range Zoo.