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Celebrate Matariki at Wellington Zoo


  • Wellington Zoo 200 Daniell Street Wellington, Wellington, 6021 New Zealand (map)
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Visit the Zoo on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June to celebrate the start of Matariki, the rising of the star cluster known as the Pleiades signifying the Māori New Year.

There will be many fun activities for you to participate in such as: making your own Matariki lantern to light up the winter sky; learning the Te Reo Māori names of the animals at the Zoo and giving the animals harakeke whetū (flax star) enrichment to keep them busy.

Session times 10:30 – 11:30am & 12:30 – 1:30pm

General Admission Applies
Adult: $24
Child (3 – 14 years): $12
Under three years: Free

See Wellington Zoo website for more details

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Later Event: 16 June
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