Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Mental Health; Aboriginal Affairs; Industrial Relations

    Zoo has something for all West Aussies this summer

    24/12/2020 6:05 AM
    • Perth Zoo Up Late every Saturday in January until 7:30pm
    • Summer holiday attractions include a Smurfs exhibition
    • 'Zoocoustics', acoustic music nights in February over Valentine's weekend
    • Perth Festival takes over the Zoo from February 28
    • Perth Zoo is open every day of the year

    Perth Zoo has something for everyone this summer, including a family-friendly Smurf exhibition, longer opening hours and acoustic musical sessions for the Valentine's weekend.


    Throughout January, Papa Smurf and his friends will be on show throughout the Zoo grounds, encouraging children to learn how small actions can have a positive impact on the environment.


    As part of a standard entry ticket to Perth Zoo, visitors can also spend longer at the Zoo over the summer break, with Zoo Up Late, until 7:30pm every Saturday through January.  


    In February, back by popular demand, Perth Zoo will host acoustic music sessions over the Valentine's weekend. Zoocoustics, will feature some of Western Australia's best up-and-coming musicians within the lush gardens of the Zoo, providing a romantic backdrop for loved-up couples.


    The summer line-up caps off with the Perth Festival taking over the Zoo for their festival finale, Wild Things.


    More details can be found at http://www.perthzoo.com.au


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


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


    "When the Zoo closed earlier this year due to the global health pandemic, it reinforced that the Zoo is an important place for the whole community, not only children. So, we created a summer event schedule to appeal to everyone.  


    "Zoo Up Late is perfect for families with older children and young adults who can see the animals like never before in the twilight hours and enjoy a picnic dinner or feast from the Zoo food trucks.


    "The season culminates with 'Wild Things', the finale Perth Festival event which reinforces just how special Perth Zoo is. It will include some of WA's most talented authors and performers and celebrate the remarkable animals who live at Perth Zoo along with the work the Zoo team does to safeguard them in the wild."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800