At Melbourne Zoo, you can meet over 300 different species from around the world, only minutes from the city centre!
See majestic Asian Elephants, sleek Sumatran Tigers and Orang-utans swinging through the trees. Visit the Gorilla Rainforest, or see koalas and kangaroos in our Australian bush setting. And discover our exciting new interactive exhibits designed especially for kids.You will get the chance to learn all about our animals, our fight to save wildlife from extinction and what you can do to help.
Here are just some of the animal attractions and exhibits you won’t want to miss.
Growing Wild is an exciting new interactive area and world-first exhibit, designed especially for children aged 3 to 8 years.
Kids can patrol for danger alongside our Meerkats, burrow through tunnels and climb inside Giant Tortoise shells.
Has your child ever wondered what it would be like to be a zoo keeper or vet? Do they love animals?
In our Keeper Kids playspace, kids can immersive themselves in role-play and exploration – a great all-weather activity.
The Butterfly House offers one of the zoo’s most loved – and magical – experiences, inviting you to enter the world of Australia’s tropical and subtropical butterflies.
This magnificent tropical glasshouse, heated to 28 degrees all year round, is home to hundreds of spectacularly coloured native butterflies.
Our award-winning Trail of the Elephants invites visitors into an Asian village and garden setting, also home to our five Asian Elephants.
Set in lush, spacious surrounds, Trail of Elephants provides a comfortable and stimulating environment for our elephants, Bong Su, MekKapah, Dokkoon, Num-Oi and Kulab.
Orang-utans are the largest living tree mammals in the world – and they live in our neighbourhood, in nearby Malaysia and Indonesia (on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra).
At our Orang-utan Sanctuary, you can visit the orang-utans in their treetop home. Walk the elevated boardwalk and watch them behave as they would in the wild: climbing, swinging, nesting and feeding high off the ground.
Wild Sea, Melbourne Zoo’s biggest ever exhibit, showcases the natural beauty and animal inhabitants of Victoria’s coast and ocean, including penguins and seals. Find out what’s going on beneath the water of Victoria’s beaches and along our coastlines, and how you can help conserve these precious natural habitats.
Meet our Hamadryas Baboons in the open grassland habitat of their new home at the zoo.
Baboon Lookout offers uninterrupted views through glass and across moats. You can watch the baboons play, groom and search for food on their grassland savannah, surrounded by large rocky outcrops, pools and palms.
The Zoological Gardens at Melbourne Zoo, established in 1862, are home to thousands of animals and approximately 70,000 plant specimens.
Take your time as you amble through our grounds, and enjoy the natural beauty and carefully cultivated landscape.
In 2012, Melbourne Zoo celebrated its milestone 150th Anniversary with special events all year long!