Closures and Works

Closures and Works

Important update

To ensure guest and staff safety, the normal experience has slightly changed. Find out more about how we're keeping you safe and what changes this involves.


We're working towards a positive future for wildlife and this means that sometimes there could be closures or works ongoing that may impact your experience. We understand there is never a good time to build a better Zoo, however the work we are investing in is to improve our animal habitats and deliver experiences that influence positive behaviour change to support the future of our wildlife.

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Exhibits or areas that are currently closed for works include:

  • The 2pm Seal Presentation will be cancelled on Fridays until further notice due to maintenance work in the pool. Don’t forget you can still say hello to your favourite seal at the 11am Seal Presentation (map reference 9F)

  • Due to current hygiene protocols in response to COVID, guest lockers and storage is currently unavailable onsite at Taronga Zoo Sydney and guests are required to keep all belongings with them for the duration of their visit

  • Due to works commencing on the development of our Upper Australia precinct, the Australian Walkabout is now closed until further notice. You can still see your favourite Australian native animals near map ref. 4F or 2C

  • Due to works commencing on the development of our Nocturnal House (map reference 3J), this exhibit is currently closed until further notice

  • Platypus House (map ref. 4J) is closed for maintenance works, you can still catch the Platypus swimming near the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga (map ref. 5I)

  • Changes to the Sky Safari's operating hours - now 10am to 3pm. We encourage all our guests to listen out to PA announcements across the day for operating times. Read more information about the Sky Safari