New entrance is open!

calendar iconPosted 16 December 2021

Our new entrance is OPEN! 

Our shiny new entrance building is open! We welcomed the first visitors on Thursday 16 December, who were ready and waiting to try out the new system for entering the Zoo. 

So exciting! And perfectly timed with the busy summer season upon us. Now when you visit, you'll find a new food kiosk on the Zoo side and around the back of the building. So that's your go to for cold drinks, coffees, ice creams etc. There's also loads of space for picnics. A public facing cafe is due to open in the new year.

After your visit, on your way out, head through the new building to check out our brand-new Zoo retail shop chocka-full with awesome gift options. And while we’re talking gifts… another FABULOUS idea for loved ones is a Hamilton Zoo Annual Pass - Pay once, visit for a whole year. Options for everyone – head over to for details and to buy online OR head in and see the Zoo team who can hook you up!