Melbourne Zoo has opened a Neon Playground that the kids will love and all proceeds go to wildlife conservation!

Throughout the school holidays, Melbourne Zoo is transforming itself into a sea of colour and light after dark with the launch of its Neon Playground last week. The new event is aimed at celebrating incredible Australian wildlife and supporting conservation projects, in particular, the conservation of the critically endangered Southern Corroboree Tree Frog.

Light It Up

Gates open at 5:30 pm each day between April 12th and April 27th with the zoo lighting up from once it gets dark at around 6 pm. Guests are invited to bring a torch and make their way through the neon display at their own pace, enjoying a selection of special shows and performances at various points throughout the night. Kids will be kept entertained with many of the light installations featuring interactive elements and a silent disco for those ready to bust a move. It’s important to note that the event is designed with the animals in mind so the installation is restricted to Main Drive to avoid negatively impacting them in any way. What a unique opportunity to explore the zoo after dark!

Melbourne Zoo is also hosting an egg hunt with a twist for its members over the long weekend. Participants will search for dinosaur and bird nests around the zoo that contain clues and puzzles which will allow them to claim special prizes.

With all these exciting events on offer at the zoo, it’s definitely worth heading down and checking them out! Tickets for the Neon Playground are available online and kids under 4 are free! What are you waiting for?

Are you interested in checking out the Neon Playground at Melbourne Zoo? Tell us in the comments!


  • I would be more then interested in visiting this. I will be in Victoria in August, I wonder if it will still be hapoening? Would love to take my grandson

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  • Wow ! That looks awesome! Great for school holidays!

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  • The Corroborree Frogs look amazing!!!

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  • Wow! This looks amazing. Kids would love this. Too bad I’m in Sydney!

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  • This looks amazing!!

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  • This is such a fun and fantastic way for kids to learn about animals. The lights and colours would have been really cool to see.

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  • This looks like so much fun, love the lights


    • Yes it truly looks amazing ! My youngest would shout joys of excitement ;)

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  • Love the Melbourne zoo and have been many times. This neon playground sounds amazing.

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  • I wonder if they do this in Adelaide? We’re not planning to go to Melbourne this year.


    • I am in Adelaide too and was wondering the same thing! It looks great !

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  • This looks amazing! Great for kids and adults too. A very different way to experience the zoo!

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  • If I lived in Melbourne I would surely go.
    I’ve never been to Melbourne! :-)

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  • That looks like incredible fun , nut is far too far away

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  • That looks awesome !

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  • What a great way to get more people through the zoo.

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  • Amazing experience for kiddies and parents. What a wonderful way to showcase the zoo at night

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