Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs

    Perth Zoo opens late for Summer of Fun

    11/01/2020 7:05 AM
    • Perth Zoo open late every Saturday in January until 7.30pm
    • Summer holiday attractions include a Where's Wally exhibition
    • Zoocoustics, acoutic music nights will commence in February

    Perth Zoo is celebrating a Summer of Fun with a new Where's Wally exhibition, longer opening hours and a brand-new musical event series, Zoocoustics.


    Throughout January, life-sized installations of Wally and his friends are being showcased within the Zoo grounds, encouraging children to follow the adventure trail and learn about camouflage and animal adaptations.


    As part of a standard entry ticket to Perth Zoo, visitors can also spend longer at the Zoo on Saturday nights during January until 7.30pm.  


    In February, Perth Zoo is introducing a brand-new after-hours acoustic music series, Zoocoustics, featuring some of Western Australia's best up-and-coming musicians.


    Each Sunday, guests will be serenaded by talented singer-song writers within the lush gardens of the Zoo. A special Valentine's Day event will also be hosted.


    More details about Perth Zoo's Summer of Fun can be found at https://perthzoo.wa.gov.au/


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "Perth Zoo's Summer of Fun activities are a great example of conservation tourism and provide opportunities for all ages to enjoy one of WA's iconic attractions.


    "In celebration of the long January summer nights, I am delighted to provide Western Australians with the opportunity to extend their Zoo visit into the evening, maximising their wildlife experiences whilst enjoying the twilight atmosphere.


    "Perth Zoo is renowned for its stellar events, the Zoocoustics musical series will not only build on this reputation, but also support local WA talent. This new event, along with the Where's Wally exhibition, highlights the breadth of activities and new opportunities encouraging the community to make the most of their local zoo.


    "In 2019, more than 700,000 people flocked to the Zoo to be inspired by the animal residents, attend unique events and exhibitions and enjoy magical moments connecting them with wildlife. We hope for similar success this year."  


    Minister's office - 6552 5800