Education & Youth

At ZEALANDIA, students and teachers can walk through a regenerating forest thriving with rare and endangered wildlife. Our sanctuary is a living classroom that provides outstanding education opportunities for all ages. The interactive exhibition will take students on a journey of restoration. Our ongoing conservation effort has created the perfect environment for young minds to thrive alongside the rare and endangered wildlife that call our sanctuary home.

Education & Outreach Sessions

Join our specially-trained education staff on an exciting expedition around this unique eco-sanctuary, stay the night and experience native wildlife by dusk, or even have rangers visit your school!

Resources

Our resources are framed within an inquiry-based education model and are designed to stimulate student interest and equip students with knowledge that will support their visit to ZEALANDIA.

Activities & Events

There's always something new at ZEALANDIA! Check out our public programme, join our regular storytime and other events for little ones, and see what else our Rangers have coming up.


Education & Outreach Sessions

ZEALANDIA provides a range of environmental education programmes and resources that give students and teachers positive and inspiring nature-based experiences – both inside and outside the classroom, including:

  • • Support for LEOTC (Learning Experiences Outside The Classroom) curriculum.
  • • Positive environmental experiences for students and teachers alike.
  • • Guidelines for the incorporation of many curriculum objectives.
  • • Guides and educators with experience and knowledge to share.
  • • Free visits by our education staff to your school, as part of our outreach programme.

If you have any queries about our educational programmes, wish to have a programme adapted to your requirements or would like to come on a free pre-visit or teacher workshop, please contact our Education Team:

 

Phone: (04) 920 9204

 

 

Early Childhood EDUCATION GROUPS

 

Half Day (Approx. 2.5 hours)

 

Children (3-5 years)

$7.50

Teachers

Free

Accompanying Adults

$10

 

To book email education@visitzealandia.com. Please note, minimum charges apply.

Primary & Secondary School Students

 

Half Day (Approx. 2.5 hours)

Students

$7.50

Teachers

Free

Accompanying Adults

$7.50

Full Day

Students

$12

Teachers

Free

Accompanying Adults

$12

To book email education@visitzealandia.com. Please note, minimum charges apply.

Tertiary Groups & Overseas Students

 

Half Day (Approx. 3 hours)

 

Students

$27.50

Supervisors/Teachers

$55.00

 

To book email education@visitzealandia.com. Please note, minimum charges apply.

New Zealand NoT-FOR-Profit Groups*

 

Half Day (Approx. 3 hours)

 

Children

$10

Accompanying Adults

$19.50

 

To book email education@visitzealandia.com. Please note, minimum charges apply.

*By negotation.

 

 

"What an amazing place and experience! Such a valuable resource where so much learning happens, and people who are passionate about their job impart knowledge and make you want to know more. Our children (and adults alike!!!) were enthralled and inspired. The children appreciated what this place means and were making connections from what they were learning" - Kaiti Primary School

 

 

Night Walks

 

Approx. 2 hours.
Available for LEOTC School Groups and NZ Not-for-Profit Groups (7 years or above)

Students

$15

Teachers/Accredited Leaders

$15

Accompanying Adults

$15

 

To book email education.bookings@visitzealandia.com.
Please note, minimum charges apply.

Sleepovers

 

Includes Night Walk, Dawn Tour & breakfast.
Available for LEOTC School Groups (7 years or above)

Students

$40

Teachers

$40

Accompanying Adults

$40

 

To book email education.bookings@visitzealandia.com.
Please note, minimum charges apply.



Tuatara at ZEALANDIA




OUTREACH PROGRAMMES

 

If you would like our Education Rangers to work with you at your school, we can visit local schools for free, covering the basics needed to make your school safe for our native species. 

Our outreach programmes are free for local schools and cover two sessions on tracking animals and trapping pests. This engages kids in practical conservation efforts, and can be aligned with your curriculum. We'll also provide you with all the tools and knowledge you need.

If you're interested in our Outreach Programmes contact our Education Team to find out more:
 

Phone: (04) 920 9204
Email: education@visitzealandia.com

"I was very impressed with the amount of knowledge shared with our group. The use of technology as we walked and the friendly manner shown towards ourselves and our students was very relatable for teenage boys." - Rathkeale College

 

RESOURCES

Our resources are framed within an inquiry-based education model and are designed to stimulate student interest and equip students with knowledge that will support their visit to ZEALANDIA.


ZEALANDIA Trading Card Game

Students love our fun and engaging trading card game that teaches about our many manu (birds) and how to identify them.

Can we make NZ Pest Free?

Learn how to turn your school into a sanctuary with this comprehensive resource created with the help of WWF New Zealand

Activity Sheets

These ZEALANDIA activity sheets will make any visit to the sanctuary engaging with fun flora and fauna check sheets. See how many points your students can get by tracking down our native wildlife!

 

Activities & Events

ZEALANDIA run a range of events and activities at the sanctuary, including some regular ones below. You can also check out our events page to see what else is on at ZEALANDIA.

 

SToryTime

 

At 10:00am every Wednesday, join us for a free half-hour storytelling session for kids with a mixture of fun stories and rhymes! Suitable for under-fives, but everyone is welcome.

Note: Storytime runs every Wednesday except Public Holidays

 

BUGGIES GO BUSH

 

Then at 11:00am every Wednesday, join us for Buggies Go Bush! Parents and caregivers with buggies or prams can enter the sanctuary for just $10 (Members enter for free!)

 

SCHool holiday programmes (For parents)

 

We are no longer running in-house school holiday programmes. If you are a parent or caregiver who would like to send your children to experience ZEALANDIA these school holidays please contact one of the following providers who may be visiting us over the holiday break:

Kelly Club

YMCA

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES (FOR PROVIDERS)

 

During school holidays ZEALANDIA is offering school holiday programme providers the chance to book specialised experiences for their groups to explore Wellington’s unique ecosanctuary with skilled and experienced educators. 

These sessions are open to all holiday programme providers that offer external trips as part of their programming and are available in morning and afternoon sessions prior to Christmas and all through January 2019.

For more information, costs, available dates and how to book, see our ZEALANDIA School Holiday Information Sheet.