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Zoo on the Move at Vaucluse House

Vaucluse House
Vaucluse House
69a Wentworth Road, Vaucluse NSW 2030
Vaucluse House

Thursdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm Thursday 13 January to Sunday 30 January


Starting from: $0-$25

Did you know that the grounds of Vaucluse House almost became a zoo? This January, imagine what could have been if the animals took up residence.

Spot the playful animal illustrations, go wild and get creative at the activity hub, and try to identify the animal sounds in the pleasure garden. Plus, book into a Zoo Talk with Taronga Zoo or join the Procession of the Animals in Erth’s Marvellous Menagerie puppetry workshop. 

What's on

Animals on parade

13–30 January, Vaucluse House gardens, free event

Playfully illustrated by artist Ollie Davis, the zoo animals have found their way to Vaucluse House! See how many you can spot in the garden. 

Zoo sounds

13–30 January (Thurs–Sun, 10am–4pm), free event

Journey through the pleasure garden and listen for the call of the wild! Can you identify the animals in our imaginary zoo? 

Drop-in kids activity hub

13–30 January, (Thurs–Sun, 10am–4pm), free event

Create your own animal headband and join the parade! Pick an animal face, mix and match animal features, decorate and go wild! 

Zoo talks with Taronga Zoo

3, 14, 20 & 21 January, 11am–11.30am & 1pm–1.30pm, paid talk

Hear fun animal facts and surprising stories at our Zoo Talks program, led by an educator from Taronga Zoo. Limited capacity, bookings essential. Ticket includes museum entry.

Puppet workshops with Erth

20 & 21 January, 10am–11am & 12pm–1pm, paid workshop

Learn to operate a range of puppets as we bring Erth’s menagerie of marvellous creatures to life in this puppetry and performance workshop that will culminate in a Procession of the Animals! Limited capacity, bookings essential. Includes museum entry.

Covid-safe information

While inside Sydney Living Museums venues, visitors 12 years and over must wear a mask at all times. Please also ensure you maintain a safe distance from other visitors.

Please read our conditions of entry before visiting.

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