SCHOOL'S OUT: Meet our zoo's dingoes Simba, Shadow, Diego and Zeke over the holidays.


Free and fun activities for the Easter holidays

Published: 06 Apr 2023 2:12pm

With Easter school holidays approaching, Council has lots of fun, free activities for children and young people over the holiday break.

From the family-focused exhibition Going Feral, a pop-up cinema, to meeting cuddly animals at the zoo, Wagga Wagga is the perfect place to be these holidays.

Discover the new exhibition: Going Feral - the secret life of pests now on exhibition at the Museum of the Riverina’s Historic Council Chambers site.

This free, family-focused exhibition explores the impact of six feral animals common to the Riverina, as well as their introduction to Australia, their spread, their destruction of native ecosystems and our attempts to control them.

Plan a visit to the Wagga Zoo and Aviary from Saturday 8 April onwards for an opportunity to meet some of the zoo’s newest arrivals.

Zoo Curator Wendy McNamara said the team would be holding meet and greets daily from 10.30am near the wombat enclosure.

“Meet our dingoes Simba, Shadow, Diego and Zeke, Arnold the snake, Wilbur the sheep and our friendly deer,” Ms McNamara said.

“Our animal meet and greet will run for approximately one hour each day depending on numbers.”

The zoo will stay open seven days a week between 9am to 4pm from Saturday 8 April for the rest of the school holidays.

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is hosting a holiday film program curated for children of all ages.

The Jackdaw Film Series, ‘GreenScreen - Just for Kids’ runs from Tuesday 11 April to Friday 21 April, with free screenings daily at 10.30am from Tuesday to Friday across two huge weeks.

Gallery Officer Tayla Martin said the gallery will be transformed into an amazing pop-up cinema, complete with digital surround sound for the full big screen experience.

“There will be eight films over eight days featuring a special selection of films that will encourage discussions with children about environmental issues and the importance of protecting our planet,” Ms Martin said.

“Films include The Jungle Book, Rio, The Lorax, Blueback and many more.”

For more information and to book:

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery:

Wagga Zoo & Aviary:

Museum of the Riverina: