New Aquarium exhibit NOW OPEN
Come and see our magnificent White Lions! See them on our Tv Ad
The National Zoo & Aquarium is Australia's
only combined Zoo and Aquarium.
That's 2 attractions in one! We are situated on around 7 hectares of land just five minutes from the centre of Canberra. With a wide variety of both native and exotic animals, as well as the largest inland saltwater tank in Australia, there is something for everyone.
Wander in and have a casual stroll around the park,
or make a day of it with family, friends and make
use of our picnic areas and
complimentary BBQ facilities.
Our animal encounters provide visitors with an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the worlds most amazing creatures!
Book an Animal Encounter - personal, behind the scenes meetings with Giraffe, Sharks, Sun Bears, tigers, White Lions & Red Panda. These take place every day. Book in advance online or check with Reception on arrival regarding availability for that day. Daily Timetable
Talks* and special animal hand feeds for visitors -
which include photo opportunities - take place on weekends, Canberra School Holidays and Public Holidays. No bookings necessary, just be at the enclosure at the designated time to either watch, or pay the Keeper to participate.
place every other day (*weather permitting)
an exciting Safari BirthdayTour for your child, or a completely
that you'll never forget.
Zoocation Holiday Sessions is the school holiday program that offers a fun, interactive and educational learning experience for children attending Kindy through to Year 6.
The Gift Shop at The National Zoo & Aquarium is stocked full of a great variety of souvenirs to remind you of your visit, from pocket money toys to quality clothing and wildlife themed Giftware. Purchases made in our Gift Shop contribute to our special animal programs here at the Zoo.
Visiting with children? Print off these fun ACTIVITY SHEETS for them to do at the Zoo!
ZOO BINGO WORKSHEET HOME SWEET HOME WORKSHEET
The National Zoo & Aquarium is open 364 days a year and parking is free.