Adelaide Zoo

Happy Birthday to Zoo!

Adelaide Zoo is celebrating our 140th birthday this May.

It’s not every day that you turn 140 so we want to make sure it’s a birthday to remember.

There’s so much to discover this month, with free entry for kids, historical moments to find around the zoo, and a very special birthday party.

Scroll on to read all about it!

Kids go free in May!

You read that right! During May, any child up to 14 years old can enter Adelaide Zoo totally FREE.*

It’s our gift to you, to celebrate 140 years of connecting people with nature and saving species from extinction.

Bring your budding young conservationists to see the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger cubs at their littlest and most playful. towering Matumi the giraffe calf and furry favourites including Giant Pandas Fu Ni and Wang Wang.

Book your free tickets below, or at the admission window on the day.

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*Terms, conditions and limits apply. Free child tickets only valid between 1-31 May 2023. Free child tickets are valid for children aged 4-14 inclusive. Limit of three free child tickets per adult. No free tickets for school and OSHC groups, events, experiences or Monarto Safari Park entry.

Tails Gone By...

Discover a fascinating series of historical images depicting the zoo through the years

Adelaide Zoo has come a long way since we first opened in 1883.

‘Tails Gone By’ shows the journey Adelaide Zoo has taken through original exhibits, iconic species and past directors of Zoos SA in all their Victorian finery.

The exhibition shows how animal welfare and the conservation of species has progressed to the point where we are so much more than just for pleasure; we are a place for education and driving conservation change.

140th birthday party

Join us for a wild birthday party!

The month’s celebrations will culminate in Adelaide Zoo’s birthday party on Saturday 27 May.

Kids are still free, so bundle them up and join us for a wild day out.

There’s so much to enjoy!

  • Special keeper talks and animal enrichment
  • Time capsules,
  • Tree planting
  • Free face painting
  • Lucky dips and door prizes for members

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140 ways to give back to nature

As a conservation charity celebrating its 140th year we want to make sure we celebrate our longevity by giving back to nature.

That’s why we’ve come up with 140 planet-loving things all the family can do over the year.

We’d love to know how you go with this list –  tag us in your social posts @AdelaideZoo on Facebook or @zoossa on Instagram using the  #140thingsAZ and we’ll share the best ones!

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