National Zoo & Aquarium

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Best time to visit the zoo?

Parking is easier, there are minimal queues and everybody is more spread out. It is also quicker and cheaper if you buy a ticket online. Click here to buy your ticket online

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Rain?? What rain!!

Visit the National Zoo and Aquarium and if it rains while you are there, you get a FREE return visit*   Often when it’s raining out your way, it’s not raining at the zoo!   As an added bonus, the animals are generally more active on cooler (or wetter) days, plus the zoo is less […]

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The paw-fect welcome for adorable new additions

The National Zoo & Aquarium are delighted to announce the arrival of three Cheetah cubs from South Africa. The cubs arrived in the middle of the Covid-19 lockdown in the ACT and have been settling in for the last few weeks. The three brothers, Asani, Zambi and Viking entered a quarantine period upon arriving in […]

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In Memory of Yvonne

  In loving memory of Yvonne England.   Yvonne’s husband, Richard England, began volunteering with us in the education department of the National Zoo & Aquarium over 20 years ago. Yvonne followed suit by assisting in the zoo’s gift shop. Yvonne and Richard’s presence at the zoo, and their dedication and contributions have been greatly appreciated and valued by […]

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Introductory Tour now available!

his is further information for anyone who took advantage of our limited time Intro tour offer. Timeslots are now available to be booked through the link below.       Click below to redeem your voucher and choose your date Redeem Voucher   Please note the conditions of booking:   Offers are not transferable or […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In the interest of staff and the general public’s health and in accordance with Government directives, it is with great regret that we announce the temporary closure of the National Zoo and Aquarium and Jamala Wildlife Lodge. Jamala has been closed for several days – people can still book to stay after 1 June 2020 […]

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Zoofest

Date: 28th February and 6th March Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm Location: National Zoo and Aquarium – Viewing Park Zoofest will provide entertainment for the whole family, featuring a silent disco where you can bust out your best moves, fun games and activities, as well as opportunities to meet some of our friendly residents and explore […]

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National Zoo volunteer recycles 170,000 containers for wildlife

Photo: Karleen Minney   Retired nurse and National Zoo and Aquarium volunteer, Sue Fallon, has helped recycle 170,000 bottles and cans through the ACT CDS, raising $17,000 for wildlife charities along the way. Sue has volunteered at the Canberra zoo for more than 11 years and is part of the National Zoo Animal Conservation Team […]

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Temperatures Expected to Soar

Due to the extreme temperatures of 40 degrees plus forecast for this Friday and Saturday, we will be allowing a number of our animals access to their dens and night houses from 2pm.  This is to enable our animals to be as comfortable as possible as some of the off display areas can be cooler […]

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Bushfire Relief

The National Zoo and Aquarium and Jamala Wildlife Lodge are actively supporting a number of fundraising events for: • those affected by the fires • the Rural Fire Service • affected wildlife We urge all those in a position to help address the devastation caused to wildlife throughout Australia to visit the Zoo and Aquarium […]

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