Melbourne Zoo 3.0 rating

  Children Friendly

Spread over 55 acres in Parkville, the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens are home to over 5100 animals across 320 species from Australia and around the world. There are climatic zones such as the African rainforest with gorillas, pigmy hippos and parrots; Asian Rainforest with tigers, orangutans, and elephants; and the Australian bush with koala, kangaroos, emu, Tasmanian Devils, wallabys, Cockatoos, Wonga pigeons, and endangered hairy nose wombats. The Lemur Island recreates a Madagascar forest, while the Wild Sea area has coastal and ocean species such as pelicans, penguins and seals. The Butterfly House is popular with kids.

Melbourne Zoo and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol(2.9 km)
The Old Melbourne Gaol is a museum on the site of the former prison that was operational from 1845 to 1929.

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum(2.9 km)
Housed in a Post-Modern building designed by Denton Corker Marshall Architects in Carlton Gardens, the Melbourne Museum explores Australian social history, indigenous cultures, science and natural history.

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market(2.6 km)
Inaugurated in 1878, the Queen Victoria Market is the only surviving 19thcentury market in Melbourne City Centre.

Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology
The Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum
Fire Services Museum

Fire Services Museum(3.4 km)
Located in the old head office of the Melbourne Fire Brigade, the Fire Services Museum of Victoria showcases Australia's largest collection of fire-fighting memorabilia, comprising over 10,000 fire-related artifacts including fire-fighting vehicles, fire appliances, helmets, uniforms, badges, models, personnel histories, old memorabilia and photographs.

Medical History Museum

Medical History Museum(1.8 km)
The Medical History Museum at the University of Melbourne explores the history of medicine through over 5000 exhibits.

RMIT University Design Museum

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