National Zoo & Aquarium

Safari Birthday Tours are suitable for children turning 6 and older.

Held on weekends with a duration of approximately 1 and 1/2 hours, they include lots of animal interactions for the children. Your own private Guide will meet you at Reception and then take your group on a Safari Tour around the Zoo! All kids get to meet and feed some of our amazing animals. Encounters may include a feeding a bear or big cat, feeding or patting natives, and holding friendly reptiles. Rest assured the birthday child will be made to feel special on their big day. Adults in your group can choose to accompany the children and watch the action.

As the Tour price includes all day entry to the Zoo for everyone – why not either stay later or come earlier, and make use of our BBQ and picnic facilities for a celebration lunch or even afternoon tea* Children also receive Zoo Activity Bags after the tour for some at home fun! See the links below for Printable Invitations and Indemnity Forms (permission forms) that should be sent out with your invites. Indemnity forms are required for each child to participate in feeds.

Prices start at $375 for up to 10 children with 2 adults free of charge. Up to 5 extra children are $20.00 pp and extra adults are $40.00. Bookings are essential. To check availability or to make a booking click here. Due to popularity, bookings should be made 3 to 4 weeks in advance to save disapointment.

*Please note that food is not included. For the safety of our animals, no balloons or streamers are allowed. Please note also that Tours go ahead in all weather conditions (with the exception of extreme weather) so please dress the children accordingly.

See here for Terms & Conditions of Group Entry

For further details, contact Sally by email or phone 02 6287 8400.

Indemnity form
Printable Invitations

Gift Vouchers are available and are valid for 12 months.

Purchase Gift Vouchers online and print them out or email them to the recipient. To redeem one of these NEW National Zoo Online Vouchers Click Here.

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Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2611

Open every day from 9:30am to 5:00pm

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