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NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme for the 2019 NAIDOC Week celebrations is VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH; LET’S WORK TOGETHER FOR A SHARED FUTURE. Head to their website www.naidoc.org.au for more information.

Join us these school holidays as we host our own celebrations!

Your child will be taken on an interactive journey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, art and language as our Nocturnal House is transformed into an around the campfire storytelling landscape.

See artwork from Adelaide based aboriginal artist Elizabeth Close and hear music and stories from renowned performer and Ngarrindjeri elder Major “Moogy” Sumner, focusing on the night sky and stories told around the campfire.

Fun-filled activities, interesting displays, storytelling and live presentations will allow your child to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Kids can also learn about some of our very special nocturnal animals and how they move and interact at night.

Don’t miss these special highlights:

Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group performance & workshop

12.00pm Tuesday 9 July

Tal-Kin-Jeri provide education and training to promote a better understanding of Aboriginal culture. They provide performance, workshops and ceremonies to showcase Aboriginal dance, stories, music, language and culture. Come along to see them perform and get your chance to join in!

Dreamtime Animal Wildshow

Brought to you by SA Water

11:15am daily in the Envirodome (doors open 15 minutes prior)

Come along and join us as Dreamtime story books spring to real life in this up-close animal presentation.

Free Flight Show

1:15pm daily on the Central lawns (weather permitting)

Join us as we present ‘How the Birds got their colours’ on the Central Lawn daily. This wonderful story by Mary Albert of the Bardi people in Western Australia will be brought to life with the help of the birds at Adelaide Zoo.

All this is free for members and included with zoo entry!

Adelaide Zoo school holidays are proudly supported by SA Water.

SA Water

And while you’re there, help us build a wild new Children’s Zoo!

The Variety Children’s Zoo is set to be an amazing play space for kids filled with interactive areas that allow them to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents. Together, we can build a play space designed to stimulate your little one’s love of nature and inspire the conservationists of tomorrow.

Help make this exciting project happen by being the face of the Variety Children’s Zoo. We’re creating a larger-than-life art installation made up of the many amazing faces of our zoo community – Your images will be combined into a breathtaking representation of our most iconic animals, which will take centre stage in our new children’s zoo development. For more details on how you can get involved, visit the information page: https://www.zoossa.com.au/childrens-zoo/

What else is on at Adelaide Zoo?

ZOOCation Care School Holiday Program

9 July – 18 July
A special school holiday program for 5 – 12 year olds! Join us for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience. Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home. The day is filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends. Click here to find out more.

A to Zoo

29 July – 13 December

This program is designed to get your child excited about the animals we have at Adelaide Zoo and create conservation champions for the future! Join us for an 8 week program that will introduce your child to a different animal each week through storytelling, craft and music. Click here to find out more.

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.


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