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Wellington Zoo is open until 8:30pm on Saturday 14 February, so come and experience the magic of Wellington Zoo after hours – the perfect setting to share a romantic evening with your partner, or celebrate a fun night out with friends.

Listen to the live band as you enjoy a picnic and a glass of wine, and delight in a stroll through the zoo grounds as the sun goes down. Wander along to adults-only animal talks, where you’ll learn more about what goes on when the lights go off in the animal kingdom!

Twilight Close Encounters are also available – come face to face with a majestic African lion, hand-feed our friendly red pandas, feel the incredible softness of a lemur’s fur, help train a giraffe, or experience the charm of our cheeky mob of meerkats! Close Encounter spaces are limited, so get in quick.

Treat your loved one to a romantic dinner with our Valentine's Day Package, which includes a delicious hamper and Zoo entry for two. A limited number of hampers will be available to purchase from Kamala’s on the night, but booking in advance is recommended.

You’re also welcome to bring your own picnic, but please don’t bring alcohol into the Zoo. A lounge bar in Kamala’s will serve a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Book a romantic hamper (includes zoo admission) 

Book a close encounter (includes zoo admission)

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