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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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Woo at the Zoo

If you are looking for the wildest date to celebrate Valentine’s Day, take part in our special zoo guided tour to learn about animals in love.  Enjoy a lovely evening with your lover or the friends you love, learning more than you ever wanted to know about animal courtship and breeding behaviour! Be sure to […]

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Australian Native Weekend

Come and see multiple native keeper talks over the Australia Day long weekend at the National Zoo and Aquarium. Learn about the animals which inhabit our land, waterways and oceans, as well as their importance in the wild. You can also enjoy fun activities taking place at the zoo from Friday 24th January – Monday […]

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Zoo Closed Saturday 4th January 2020

Due to the unprecedented combination of the ACT Government declaring a state of alert, an extreme fire warning and the continuation of poor air quality, the National Zoo & Aquarium will be closed to visitors on Saturday 4th of January 2020.  We apologise to any visitors and members that were planning on visiting the zoo […]

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Volunteer Fire-fighters and State Emergency Service Volunteers

As a small thank you for your commitment, bravery and dedication, the National Zoo and Aquarium is giving you and your immediate family free entry to the zoo until 31st March, 2020. Just show your Volunteer card and photo ID to reception. Thank you from all of us!

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Spooktacular

The National Zoo & Aquarium’s SPOOKTACULAR is a family Halloween fundraising event! All proceeds will go to the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group’s conservation action. SPOOKTACULAR is being held on Friday 15th of November in the Viewing Area near the Rhino Bistro. The Keyhole Reception gates will open at 5:30pm with the evening concluding with a […]

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Members Day

We have a special day lined up for members of the National Zoo and Aquarium on Saturday, 31st August. Members will have access to our keyhole entry and bistro at the earlier time of 9:30am, and will have the opportunity to experience reptile interactions between 10am – 11am in the viewing park. You can observe […]

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National Threatened Species Day

Come to the National Zoo and Aquarium on National Threatened Species Day to show your support for protecting endangered native animals. On Saturday, 7th September there will be stalls and keeper talks throughout out the day from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, as well as the chance to win two nights accommodation at Aussie Ark’s […]

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Junior Zoo Keeper Conservation Celebration Weekend

Come along for a fun filled weekend on the 27th and 28th of July, hosted by the Junior Zoo Keepers of the National Zoo and Aquarium. Between 10 am – 3 pm you can participate in our conservation themed activities to raise money for great causes. You can look forward to: Special Junior Zoo Keeper […]

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