Upcoming events not to be missed
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.
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.
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–29 January 2019
Melbourne Zoo is opening its gates early just for our Zoo Members! From 8am you can enjoy the grounds as the animals begin to wake for the 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.
7, 15 and 23 January 2019
Find out what a zoo keeper’s day really involves and take part in the many duties our keepers undertake on a daily basis. Suitable for secondary school students who are interested in caring for wildlife and working at the zoo.
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!
Be part of a flashmob outside The Wiggles Frog Disco!
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 18 January 2019
6 April - 14 July 2019