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Your guide to all the shows and animal presentations happening at the Singapore Zoo

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Singapore Zoo, located in Mandai Wildlife Reserve, is known for its immersive habitats that provide its animals with the comfort of being closer to their home and nature. At the Zoo, you can also witness live shows put on by trainers and their animals and prepare to be amazed by the level of training and understanding demonstrated by the animals! Read on to learn about the different types of shows that you can witness at the Singapore Zoo.

Why should you attend a show at Singapore Zoo?

Singapore Zoo Shows
  • Watch the animals in action: From ball balancing tricks to sky-high jumps, the animals of Singapore Zoo have rehearsed their act just for you! 
  • Learn from the trainers: In some shows, the trainers prompt the animals to perform and also share with the audience the good and the bad of animal-human interactions and how to keep their best interests in mind. 
  • Feel closer to the animals: In some shows such as Dance Your Heart Out and Rainforests Fight Back, you could get a chance to actually come in physical contact with the animals for a performance or even just a picture. 
  • An inclusive experience: The Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre where most shows are conducted can accommodate 15 wheelchairs, making it easier for those with limited mobilities to also witness a show. 

Singapore Zoo shows

Singapore Zoo shows - Splash Safari

1. Splash Safari

Splash Safari is an opportunity to watch the California Sea Lion in action for about 15-20 minutes. After months of training, watch them perform tricks such as ball balancing on their nose, and watch them glide smoothly on the surface of the water as if they were flying! 

  • Date and time: Daily at 10.30 AM and 5 PM 
  • Venue: Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre
  • Ticket price: Free with entry ticket to the zoo
Singapore Zoo shows - Rainforest Fights Back

2. Rainforest Fights Back

This presentation will involve a viewing of several rainforest animals, including snakes. Your key takeaway from this presentation would be learning about the negative impact of humans on the lives of these animals and how domesticating them has altered their natural life cycle. You might even be lucky enough to get a photo with the animals at this show! 

  • Date and time: Daily at 12 noon and 2.30 PM 
  • Venue: Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre
  • Ticket price: Free with entry ticket to the zoo
Singapore Zoo shows - Animal Buddies : Meet Our Hooved Friends

3. Animal Buddies : Meet Our Hooved Friends

Watch and learn what makes our hooved friends so sure footed on the ground. Learn about their stability techniques and see if you can implement some tips in your daily lifestyle. These shorter shows last about 10 minutes. 

  • Date and time: 11 AM and 2 PM on weekdays; 12.30 PM on weekends and public holidays
  • Venue: Kidzworld 
  • Ticket price: Free with entry ticket to the zoo
Singapore Zoo shows - Animal Buddies : Animal Heroes

4. Animal Buddies : Animal Heroes

Watch as the farm pigs and goats proudly present their speedy moves through this presentation. Learn about how humans as a race started relying on animals for support in gathering food or alerting for danger. These shorter shows last about 10 minutes. 

  • Date and time: 11 AM and 2 PM on weekdays; 12.30 PM on weekends and public holidays
  • Venue: Kidzworld 
  • Ticket price: Free with entry ticket to the zoo
Animal Buddies : Dance Your Heart Out

5. Animal Buddies : Dance Your Heart Out

Learn some dance moves from the stars of the show and perform in front of the audience gathered on the day! These shorter shows last about 10 minutes. 

  • Date and time: Daily at 4 PM 
  • Venue: Kidzworld 
  • Ticket price: Free with entry ticket to the zoo

How to attend a show at Singapore Zoo?

Purchase your entry tickets to the Singapore Zoo online or at the venue. With a standard entry ticket to the Singapore Zoo, you automatically have access to the animal presentations being held during the time of your visit. The show seats are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, so do try and arrive as early as possible to claim your spot. Do also keep in mind some best practices to follow while attending a show, such as keeping your phone flash off while taking pictures of the animals and so on. 




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Frequently asked questions about shows at Singapore Zoo

Are the Singapore Zoo shows included in my Singapore Zoo entry ticket?

Yes, you do not have to purchase a separate ticket to watch the shows as they are included in the zoo admission fee. Make sure you plan your visit time with the shows so you don’t miss out.

How long is an animal presentation at the Singapore Zoo?

The animal presentations and shows at Singapore Zoo generally last 15-20 minutes each.

How often are shows conducted at Singapore Zoo?

Shows at the Singapore Zoo are conducted twice everyday, with more slots during the weekend than on weekdays.

Are the shows wheelchair accessible?

Yes! The shows are primarily conducted in the Shaw Amphitheater, which can accommodate up to 15 wheelchairs.

Can I get allocated seats to watch the shows?

No, the shows run on a first come first serve basis, so try and come around 10 minutes earlier to secure yourself a good spot to watch the show.

What should I keep in mind while attending the animal presentations?

While at the Zoo, ensure to keep your phone flash off so as not to disturb the animals. For the Splash Safari, pick your seat carefully as you might get wet during the show depending on where you choose to sit.