Zoo Twilights are Back

  • When: 4th Feb
  • Where: Wellington Zoo, 200 Daniell Street, Newtown

Wellington Zoo is open until 8pm every Wednesday in February!

Come and unwind after work with family and friends and experience the magic of Wellington Zoo after hours.

Enjoy special talks at Gibbon Island and the new Grassland Cats habitat, listen to the Lions’ late night roaring, and spot the twilight-loving Red Pandas and Tasmanian Devils at their most active.

Mojo café will stay open for late-night treats, or you can bring your own picnic to enjoy on the Zoo grounds.

And if you want to come along during the day, there’ll be no rush to leave and no extra charge to stay late.

Twilight Close Encounters are also available – come face to face with a majestic African Lion, hand-feed our friendly Red Pandas, feel the softness of a Lemur’s fur, feed and help train a Giraffe, or experience the charm of our cheeky mob of Meerkats! Close encounter spaces are limited, so get in quick.

Book a Close Encounter
Bookings required, includes complimentary Zoo admission


  • 5pm – Lemur, Meerkat
  • 5.45pm – Red Panda, Lion
  • 6.30pm – Giraffe, Meerkat


  • 5pm – Become a Vet in Five Minutes (The Nest Te Kōhanga)
  • 5.30pm – Superheroes of Hero HQ
  • 6pm – Sun Bear Talk
  • 6.30pm – Grassland Cats Talk
  • 7pm – Tasmanian Devil Talk
  • 7.30pm – Gibbon Talk