Open Lates are back for 2018!

We're happy to announce that the Zoo will stay open late every Thursday from 1 February to 22 March.

Make the most of the summer nights: visit after work with mates, make it a date night or just enjoy a stroll through the beautiful grounds.

Zoo Lates encounter schedule:

  1. 5.15pm – Seal
  2. 5.15pm -  NZ birds at The Forest
  3. 5.30pm – Galápagos tortoise
  4. 5.30pm – Otters
  5. 5.45pm – Capybara & squirrel monkey
  6. 5.45pm – Flamingo
  7. 6pm – Lace monitor
  8. 6pm – Serval
  9. 6pm – Elephant
  10. 6.15pm – Kea
  11. 6.15pm – Spider monkey
  12. 6.30pm – Red panda
  13. 6.45pm – Rhino
  14. 7pm – Tasmanian devils
  15. 7pm – Leopard tortoise
  16. 7.15pm – Red tailed black cockatoo
  17. All evening - Impromptu animal experience encounters

The Night exhibit (where our kiwi live) is closed from 5.45pm.
This exhibit runs on a reversed day-night cycle, and is closed to allow the  nocturnal animals to sleep.

While you're enjoying the Zoo, make sure to visit our interactive science exhibition Bug Lab, which will also remain open late. Please note, Open Lates ticket holders' must also purchase a Bug Lab ticket to visit the exhibition. 

Or if you're looking for an adult's only experience, check out our Bug Lab Lates, on now every Friday night till the 23 March.

Zoo Lates Only

General Admission$12

Adult or Child


Under 4 years old

Zoo Lates + Bug Lab entry


15 years +


4 - 14 years


Under 4 years old