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Discover Light Creatures these school holidays

Discover our giant lanterns this July as we bring nature to life with Illuminate Adelaide! Learn all about these fascinating creatures and find out some incredible facts as you explore the zoo. Or see them come to life and experience interactive installations after dark during our Light Creatures event – find out more here!

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Colour in the Skink!

3 – 7 July

To mark NAIDOC Week 2021, we want your little ones to get creative! Visit between 3 – 7 July and pick up a free colouring sheet of our stunning Skink.

Our 12-metre-long Skink will be brought to life with storytelling from Kaurna and Narungga man, Jack Buckskin, and contemporary Aboriginal Visual Artist, Elizabeth Close, a Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara woman from the APY Lands. Find out more here.

You can see the massive stunning Skink lantern up close and in person at Adelaide Zoo during Light Creatures, presented with Illuminate Adelaide and empowered by SA Power Networks.

Wildshow Animal Experience

Daily at 10:45am at the Variety Children’s Zoo Nature Theatre

Experience animal training up close and explore new ways to create a positive environment for your own animals at home.

Proudly supported by SA Water.

NAIDOC Week 2021 (4-11 July)

NAIDOC invites the nation to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage and equally respect the culture and values of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders as they do the cultures and values of all Australians. The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.

Find out more about NAIDOC

Adelaide Zoo school holidays are proudly supported by SA Water.


July 3, 2021 @ 9:30 am
July 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


Adelaide Zoo
Frome Road
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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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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