From Wednesday 1st – Tuesday 14th January, 2020 the Melbourne Zoo will be ‘Up Late’ until 8pm with evening keeper talks and an outdoor film festival on the lawns. The must-see summer film event features a packed program of documentaries on marine conservation sustainability and the environment showcased on an impressive outdoor screen. The program is headlined by the David Attenborough and BBC production Light on Earth, as well as the Leonardo DiCaprio and National Geographic 2019 multi-award winning Sea of Shadows.
The nights will kick-off with thought-provoking presentations from leading environmental and conservation experts. Plus, hear evening keeper talks, visit the National Geographic Planet or Plastic outdoor photography exhibition in Carousel Park and see the limited-time-only sculpture exhibit From Plastic Waste to Art around the Zoo gardens.
Zoo members and visitors are invited to bring low-back chairs, pillows and picnic rugs and find a place on the lawns in the heart of the Zoo, whilst basking in the summer sunset. Food and drink will also be available for purchase at the Zoo during the festival.
All films and exhibitions are included with general admission and kids under 16 visit FREE. Children under 16 visit free on weekends, Victorian Government school holidays and Victorian public holidays All proceeds go towards Zoos Victoria’s efforts to fight wildlife extinction.
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