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Join us at Adelaide and Monarto Safari Park these school holidays as we explore the wonders of animal biomechanics! Fun-filled activities and interesting displays will allow your child to discover what their favourite zoo resident would look like if it were a machine.

 Find out what robotic movements help our wallabies jump, the chameleons tongue spring for its food, and check out how the movements inside a pelican’s gular help them digest their food.

And while you are there, make sure you take a walk on the wild side and experience Adelaide Zoo’s new Nature’s Playground! The new playground has become the hottest, must do activity for all Adelaide families. A place where visitors of all ages can let their imaginations run wild, have fun, challenge themselves and explore the natural world. Nature’s Playground is free to use when you purchase a ticket to Adelaide Zoo.

 What better way to spend time outdoors and encourage intuitive learning?

  • Free animal booklet with information on how that section of the animal works.
  • Five onsite upcycled items children can interact with.
  •  Bunnings Children’s Crafts weekdays excluding public holidays at the Children’s Zoo Barn from 11am to 1pm
  • Meet The Keeper talks daily:
    • 10:30am – 11:30 Children’s Zoo Animal Encounter (map ref. W14)
    • 10:45am South East Asia Birds (map ref. N6)
    • 11:00am Giant Panda (map ref. I14)
    • 11:15am Animals in action show (map ref. Q10 Westpac Envirodome)
    • 11:45am Sea Lion (map ref. S9)
    • 1:15pm Flying colours free flight experience (map ref. J5 Central Lawn)
    • 1:30pm Hippopotamus (map ref. E14)
    • 1:40pm African Lion (feed Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun) (map ref. K4)
    • 2:00pm Sumatran Tiger (map ref. O4)
    • 2:15pm Little Penguin (map ref. U13)
    • 2:30pm Australian Pelican (map ref. J8)
    • 2:30pm Orangutan (map ref. P4)
    • 3:30pm Australian Rainforest Bird (map ref. N11)

Event Sponsors:

SA Water


October 1, 2016
October 16, 2016


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.

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