Creatures from your imagination come alive at the Singapore Zoo!

The ice dragon Viserion, the Night King and his White Walkers have voyaged beyond the wall for the first time ever to invade the Singapore Zoo’s latest exhibition Dragons & Beasts!

Happening from 17 Nov to 31 Dec 2018, if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you surely won’t want to miss this. Here’s how you can catch them and 17 other animatronic mythical creatures.

Getting tickets

You will just need your Singapore Zoo admission ticket to enter this exhibition. You can definitely expect a queue to get tickets to this award winning zoo. Klook your tickets and you’ll get to skip the lines! Just flash your mobile voucher at any of the ticketing kiosks to redeem your tickets and head right in.

Plus, tickets are open-dated which means you can visit on any date! Be sure to pick a day with good weather before heading down to ensure the most optimal experience since most animals are outdoors.

1. Meeting the White Walkers and Night King

The Night King himself and a couple of White Walkers will be making their appearance on 17, 18, 24 and 25 November 2018 so be sure to mark your calendars! Ready your cameras for a selfie with these creatures from beyond the wall.

Location: Game of Thrones, near the Otter exhibit
Time: 11am and 2pm
Dates:  17, 18, 24 and 25 November 2018

If your visit doesn’t coincide with those dates, don’t worry! You’ll still get a chance to visit Viserion! This magnificent beast will be on display till 31 Dec 2018. After all, we’re not sure you’d like to get so close to the Night King unless you have some Valyrian Steel or Dragon Glass lying around.

2. Explore the Valley of Myths

From three- headed dragons to Griffins and even Unicorns, step into the newly installed Valley of Myths and get friendly with these creatures from your wildest imagination. Apart from those perennial favourites, there are also creatures from folklore around the world like the Baku from Japanese legends and the Ninki Nanka from West Africa.

As you walk past these animatronic collections, don’t be alarmed if they suddenly start moving or even spray water at you!

Learn about the surprising origins of these mythical creatures and their real life inspirations like  rhinos, tapirs and lizards.

After which, head over to the animal exhibits to see the real thing up close and spot their similarities! Collect all the stamps at the relevant exhibits and earn a limited edition Creature Researcher Badge!

3. Meet real life dragons!

While not exactly the Ice Dragon, get up close to a real dragon, in this case, a bearded dragon! Drop by the Dragon’s Nest for a chance to touch a dragon in real life. Don’t worry, this one doesn’t breathe fire.

Location: Dragon’s Nest (Pavilion Opposite Babirusa Exhibit)
Time: 10.15am & 1.30pm
Dates: 17 Nov – 31 Dec 2018 , Weekends and Christmas Day only.

4. Who Inspired Who?

Head over to the Frozen Tundra and take part in the Dragons and Beasts Game challenge! There are 3 different game stations to complete and upon completion, you can redeem a limited edition Dragons and Beasts pin!

While you’re there, you can even get artsy and create your own Dragon and Unicorn crafts!

Location: Frozen Tundra
Time: 10am to 4pm
Dates: 17 Nov – 31 Dec 2018, weekends only

Twilight Encounters @ The Night Safari  

If a day out at the Singapore Zoo wasn’t enough, stay till dark for the Night Safari’s newest launch – Twilight Encounters! This after dark special features walking trails, animal encounters and even a festive pop up Christmas market by ARTBOX! Here’s what you can expect:

Getting tickets:

You will just need your Night Safari admission tickets to enter this exhibition. The Night Safari is extremely popular and you can surely expect a queue. Klook your tickets and you’ll get to skip the lines! Just flash your mobile voucher at any of the ticketing kiosks to redeem your tickets and head right in.

Plus, tickets are open-dated which means you can visit on any date! Be sure to pick a day with good weather before heading down to ensure the most optimal experience since most animals are outdoors.

5. Wildlife Cluedo at the Night Safari Walking Trails

Like puzzles? Embark on the Night Safari Walking Trails and get ready to figure out some puzzles. Pick up a game card at Tram station 1 and get ready for your adventure!

Find clues at each stop and solve them before you can advance to the next stop. Don’t forget to collect a stamp when you have completed the stop! When you’re done collecting all the stamps, you’ll get to redeem an exclusive collectible pin!

Venue: Night Safari Walking Trails
Dates: 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 Nov, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15,21- 25, 28- 31 Dec 2018
Time: 7.15pm – 10.30pm

6. Animal Encounters

Get up close and personal with some nocturnal creatures at the festive edition of Animal Encounters. Take a selfie with the Malay Fish Owl or the Great Horn Owl and more. Be sure to head there early and you’ll even get to feed a hedgehog!

Venue: Safari Square, near Drop-off Point B
Dates: 30 Nov, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21- 25, 28- 31 Dec 2018
Time: 6.30pm and 8.00pm (30 min per session)

7. Festive Pop Up Market by ARTBOX

Before you leave, be sure to drop by the Festive pop up market where you’ll be greeted with art installations, music performances, photo booths, and an array of stalls. Pick up a handmade product or two and feast on insta-worthy food and drinks.There are even wildlife themed personalisation workshops for you to get creative!  

Venue: Safari Square
Dates: 30 Nov, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21-25, 28-31 Dec 2018
Time: 5.30pm – 11.30pm

[BONUS]: Rainforest Lumina

Rainforest Lumina Singapore Zoo

The magic doesn’t end there! Head on over to Rainforest Lumina at the Singapore Zoo where you’ll embark on a multimedia journey like no other. Get ready for 10 different rainforest zones where a series of light installations await. 

Did someone say insta-worthy? Check out our Rainforest Lumina guide for more details! 

Getting to Singapore Zoo/ Night Safari

Since the zoo is not located near the MRT station, getting there via public transport might be a bit of a hassle. Be sure to Klook your Singapore Zoo or Singapore Night Safari transfers for a convenient journey to the zoo.