Wild Things

Perth Festival Takes Over Perth Zoo

Wild Things Sun 28 Feb Perth Zoo Sun 28 Feb Perth Zoo $0 - $29
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Sun 28 Feb at Perth Zoo, from $0 - $29

Unleash your wild things at Perth Zoo for a day.

If you could ask a zookeeper anything what would it be? Ever wondered what music an elephant likes to listen to? Do you know the story of the Western Swamp Tortoise? Ever heard of a Dibbler? Or a Hairy Marron?

We've invited ten tiny curious curators to plan and create a carnival for all the animals.

The zootopia of authors, musicians and activities for all ages include Perth Symphony Orchestra pop ups, animal illustration classes, creature choreography, Noongar story telling and an animal passport trail that takes you around the world. With a focus on the conservation work by Perth Zoo, learn about the Numbat, the Western Swamp Tortoise and the Red Tail Black Cockatoo in this family day out.

See The Last Numbat, a giant 10m-long numbat puppet that children can help move to tell a story of survival, sustainability  and cooperation. This 30-minute interactive sculptural performance has been created by Australia’s renowned Spare Parts Puppet Theatre with designer and puppet-maker Leon Hendroff

Other special human guests during Sunday’s two three-hour sessions include music acts Perth Symphony Orchestra performing songs for Tricia the elephant, Grace Barbe, De Cuba Son, Soukouss Internationale and authors James Foley, Frane Lessac, Alton Walley, Kathryn Lefroy and Helen Milroy.

Join us at the Zoo for a day to travel the world we miss so much and let your imagination run wild.

FYI your ticket gives you a full days entry to the zoo included! 


Time & Location

Sun 28 Feb

9am - 12pm & 2 - 5pm

Perth Zoo, 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth WA 6151


    • Adult: $29
    • Concession: $19
    • Friend: $27
    • Child: $10
    • Child Under 4 Yrs: $0

Pricing Details

Your ticket includes a day pass to the zoo. 

Children 4 & Under Free

Family Pack Available | includes 2 Adults & 2 Children (add x2 Adult and x2 Children tickets to cart – discount will be applied)

This is a Perth Festival ticketed event. General Zoo entry tickets and Zoo Memberships do not apply.


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  • This project is supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.
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