National Zoo & Aquarium

General Entry Prices

At what age is someone eligible for a child ticket?

A child ticket is valid for anyone under the age of 18 or a currently enrolled secondary school student, this applies to general admission, tours or encounters and also memberships

Discounts apply for online bookings.

Opening Times: 9:30m to 5pm daily (Except Christmas Day)

  • Child 3 – 18  $28
  • Tertiary Student with student ID $42
  • Seniors Card/Pension Card Holders  $42
  • Adult  $49
  • Family 2 Adults and up to 3 Children   $135

Children under 3 years are a gold coin donation (maximum two children per accompanying adult eligible for Gold Coin entry fee. $10.00 for each additional child under 3 years).

Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Group Rates apply for 10 people or more – Learn More

Carers with ID receive free entry with client. Maximum F.O.C ratio -1:1. COMPANION CARD holders receive free entry, as well as their Carer.

Discounts apply for online bookings.

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General Entry Prices


Visit the zoo for $2.50*!

Become a Friend Of the National Zoo and for just a little more than 2 admission prices you can get UNLIMITED entry FOR A WHOLE YEAR!!  Come every week if you want to!

A *weekly visit for a standard Adult membership works out at less than $2.50 per adult each time, or a have monthly visit at only $10.80 and a weekly visit for a family of 5 works out at only $6.73!

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Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2611

We are open every day except Christmas day 9.30am until 5.00pm

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