Zoo Closed Saturday 4th January 2020

Zoo Closed Saturday 4th January 2020

The National Zoo & Aquarium will be closed to visitors on Saturday 4th of January 2020 and expected to reopen on Sunday 5th January.

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 tomorrow. However, we feel given the seriousness and combination of all of these unique factors, it is the most prudent course of action. 

Any individuals that have encounters or tours booked for tomorrow will be contacted in order to reschedule or, if that is not possible, receive a full refund. 

At this stage we fully intend to be reopen to the public on Sunday 5th January 2020, but we will monitor the situation closely and advise accordingly if that is not the case. 

The zoo will continue to have staff onsite in order to care for animals and will be contactable via email, social media or telephone for any general enquiries. 

Jamala Wildlife Lodge will remain open as per normal. 

Our thoughts are with the many people, businesses and animals affected by the devastating bushfires as well as the heroic firefighters and their families at this extremely difficult time.