Upcoming events not to be missed
Friday 14, Saturday 15 (SOLD OUT), Sunday 16 December 2018
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.
Fortnightly during school term
Your students can hear from our expert Zoo teachers about the wildlife at the zoo and how we're fighting extinction. Students can ask questions and learn more about conservation.
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?
Toddler Thursdays is back to bring the African Village to life every Thursday at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
8 September–30 November 2018
Melbourne Zoo will be the first venue in the world to unveil a brand new outdoor exhibition curated by National Geographic. Visit this spring to see 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs.
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.
1 March to 29 November, 2018
Talk to Zoos Victoria’s animals and expert Zoo educators as part of our free primary and secondary Fighting Extinction School web conferences. These interactive sessions explore how to care for animals through Zoo Victoria’s community projects.
Friday 9 November 2018
Level up your ability to teach about how art reflects and communicates values and beliefs. Join Zoos Victoria and ZartArt at Melbourne Zoo for a special primary and secondary art professional development day.
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.
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.
Saturday 10, 17 and 24 November 2018
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!
Wednesday 14 November 2018
Explore the foundations of STEM and how to teach them using problem base learning in the primary classroom. This conference supports the Foundation to Year 6 Science, Design and Technologies, Digital Technologies and Mathematics curriculum.
Thursday 15 November 2018
Explore the foundations of STEM and how to teach them using problem base learning in the secondary classroom. This conference supports the Year 7 – 10 Science, Design and Technologies, Digital Technologies and Mathematics curriculum.
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Get a hands-on understanding of Aboriginal histories and cultures you can take back to the classroom. Links to Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and Victorian Curriculum Foundation – Year 4 Geography and History.
Monday 26 November