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Little Picassos at Adelaide Zoo

Step into the wild and be inspired at Adelaide Zoo!

In the surrounds of our green city oasis, your little ones will have the chance to connect with nature, meet our amazing animals and take part in a fun and interactive art class.

Each Little Picassos class gives children the opportunity to create in a vibrant, inspirational and motivational space and where better to get in touch with your wild side than at Adelaide Zoo.

With animal-themed art activities based around the residents of the zoo, children will experiment with a wide variety of mediums, techniques and materials and have their subject right at their fingertips.

Held in the Sir Thomas Elder Rotunda next to the Central Lawns, this is perfect crafty, fun school holidays activity.

Little Picassos will host six sessions:

6 January 2022

Morning session from 10-11am
Panda fun – A fun Panda session to create on large colour pastel paper, blending colour chalks, hand printing bamboo leaves to collage into the artworks to complete.

Afternoon session from 12-1pm
Sealion – Using large card pieces and acrylic paint, learn the tricks of creating tone for form and paint up your gorgeous sea lion artworks, attaching wire for whiskers.

13 January 2022

Morning session from 10-11am
Tortoise – Creating a colourful patterned tortoise artwork on canvas, using inks and dye, and patterning techniques for swirling salty water.

Afternoon session from 12-1pm
Lion portrait – Create a large card wall piece with your favourite Lion face, drawing, inks and paint, then torn collage papers, wool, thread raffia mane, stunning completed piece ready to hang.

20 January 2022

Morning session from 10-11am
Giraffe – Large inky illustrations on handmade papers with all the glorious colour and pattern of your cute Giraffe.

Afternoon session from 12-1pm
Penguins – Create your own little family of fairy penguins in their own habitat using clay pieces, tools and paint, as well as nature materials, card and blue papers to build up their home, a fun creative (and cute) session.


Entry ticket to Adelaide Zoo is required in addition to the art class ticket. Zoos SA members enter free with a date specific reservation.

Member tickets   Non-member tickets

Member (5-15 years)$15
Non-member (5-15 years)$20

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January 6 @ 10:00 am
January 20 @ 1:00 pm


Adelaide Zoo
Frome Road
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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+ 61 8 8267 3255

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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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