Adelaide Zoo

There’s always something fun happening at Adelaide Zoo! Mark your calendar with these exciting events.

October 2021

Adelaide Zoo After Dark Tours by Haunted Horizons

October 4, 2021 - June 30, 2022

A day at Adelaide Zoo is thrilling enough but what about after dark? The noises, the stories and the mysteries will come to life in the first ever tour of its kind – Adelaide Zoo – After Dark.

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June 2022

Relaxed Morning at the Zoo – June 2022

June 18, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Explore Adelaide Zoo at your own pace before we open to the general public

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World Giraffe Day

June 21, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Stand tall this World Giraffe Day to celebrate the tallest living mammal on earth!

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July 2022

Win a double pass to Where The Crawdads Sing

July 15, 2022 - July 17, 2022

We’re giving ten Zoos SA members the chance to win a double pass to see the highly anticipated Where The Crawdads Sing.

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August 2022

National Science Week: Build your own ecosystem

August 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - August 14, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

Join us to create your own mini ecosystem, a mesocosm terrarium, and learn about how the zoo controls micro climates to keep environments suitable for animals and plants.

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic 2022

August 28, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bring the kids and their favourite fluffy teddy bear friend along for an exciting day out at Adelaide Zoo!

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September 2022

Dad’s go free at Adelaide Zoo this Father’s Day 2022

September 4, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Treat the dad in your life to the wildest day out at Adelaide Zoo!

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Win a double pass to CheeseFest!

September 30, 2022 - October 6, 2022

Your chance to win 1 of 5 double passes to this year’s CheeseFest!

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October 2022

Naturally wild spring school holidays

October 1, 2022 @ 9:30 am - October 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Explore the wild world on a sunny spring adventure around the zoo!

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Forest bathing and animal observation

October 8, 2022 - October 22, 2022

Slow down, embrace your senses and re-connect with nature during a guided forest bathing and animal observation experience at Adelaide Zoo.

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Relaxed Morning at the Zoo – October 2022

October 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are opening early to ensure a quieter and calmer environment for people who benefit from this.

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Playgroup at the Zoo 2022

October 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Playgroup SA for Playgroup at the Zoo! Join us at Adelaide Zoo for a range of fun activities and entertainment.

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November 2022

Annual General Meeting 2022

November 22, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Members are invited to attend the 144th Annual General Meeting of the Society.

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December 2022

Bettong joey naming competition

December 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am - December 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Help us name Adelaide Zoo’s critically-endangered Brush-tailed Bettong joey duo!

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All about Africa at Adelaide Zoo

December 17, 2022 @ 9:30 am - January 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Choose your own adventure these school holidays as you meet animals from all across Africa!

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ZooCation

December 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - January 25, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

Perfect for 5-12 year olds, spend the day with our Conservation Educators discovering over 250 species.

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Zoo Nights back this summer 2022-2023

December 29, 2022 - January 20, 2023

Swing in to experience sundown surrounded by the evening calls of our animals. Explore the botanic gardens by twilight and listen out for the rumble of the lions!

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January 2023

Win 1 of 5 family passes to Puss in Boots The Last Wish

January 6, 2023 - January 13, 2023

This is your chance to win one of five family passes to see Puss in Boots The Last Wish, in cinemas Boxing Day

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Win a family pass to Six Extinctions

January 13, 2023 - January 15, 2023

We’ve teamed up with the South Australian Museum to give you the chance to win one of four family passes to the exciting new exhibition, Six Extinctions.

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Relaxed Morning at the Zoo – January 2023

January 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are opening early to ensure a quieter and calmer environment for people who benefit from this.

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February 2023

Giraffe calf naming competition

February 10, 2023 - February 17, 2023

Adelaide Zoo’s tiny new male giraffe calf needs a name!

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Zoos SA Gala 2023

February 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Speedy, spotty and sadly vulnerable to extinction, the 2023 Zoos SA Gala is raising funds for Cheetah.

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March 2023

Win tickets to RELICS: A New World Rises

March 31, 2023 - April 7, 2023

Win 1 of 2 family passes to RELICS: A New World Rises at The South Australian Museum!

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April 2023

Easter at the zoo

April 7, 2023 @ 9:30 am - April 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

We’re open all Easter long weekend! Hop in and explore the park.

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Relaxed Morning at the Zoo

April 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are opening early to ensure a quieter and calmer environment for people who benefit from this.

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Zoo Foods school holidays at Adelaide Zoo

April 15, 2023 @ 9:30 am - April 30, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Find out what different animals eat at Adelaide Zoo!

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Help name our Bilby joey!

April 17, 2023 @ 9:00 am - April 24, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

A little Greater Bilby joey has joined the Nocturnal House family at Adelaide Zoo – now we need your help to give him a fur-tastic name!

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Pots and Pandas Kids Cooking Class

April 17, 2023 @ 10:30 am - April 21, 2023 @ 11:30 am

Your little ones will have the chance to connect with nature, meet our amazing animals and take part in a fun cooking class hosted by Quality College Australia.

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May 2023

Mother’s Day Breakfast and Lunch at Sanctuary at Adelaide Zoo

May 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Treat the mum in your life to a delicious brunch!

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Mother’s Day at Adelaide Zoo

May 14, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bring your cubs to meet ours this Mother’s Day

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Zoos SA Periodic Meeting

May 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Members are invited to attend the Periodic Meeting of the Society.

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Join us for Adelaide Zoo’s 140th Birthday party

May 27, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Happy Birthday to Zoo! Join us at Adelaide Zoo to celebrate.

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June 2023

Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo

June 29, 2023 - July 23, 2023

Our electrifying Winter event is back and brighter than ever! Book a wild night out for the whole family!

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July 2023

Light Creatures school holidays

July 8, 2023 @ 9:30 am - July 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Bring little adventurers to explore the Adelaide Zoo jungle! See the Sumatran Tiger cubs pounce and play and discover our giant lanterns as Light Creatures emerge.

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Australian Native Food Co tasting

July 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

These school holidays, join Australian Native Food Co for a delicious tasting of jams, marmalade, chocolate and more, made with Australian native outback ingredients.

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Grapes for Good wine tasting

July 9, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

With the help of Vineyard Road, we’ll be pouring a unique wine flight from our Zoo Shop and talking about the Grapes for Good initiative.

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Relaxed Morning at the Zoo

July 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are opening early to ensure a quieter and calmer environment for people who benefit from this.

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Grapes for Good wine tasting

July 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

With the help of Bleasdale Vineyards, we’ll be pouring a unique wine flight from our Zoo Shop and talking about the Grapes for Good initiative.

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International Tiger Day

July 29, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Pounce in for a roaring celebration that calls attention to Sumatran Tigers and how your visit is helping to save their species from extinction in the wild.

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August 2023

Science Week enrichment workshop

August 13, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us to create an enrichment item for your pet at home and learn about how Adelaide Zoo makes and provides enrichment to animals.

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Paws for extinction: a SALA exhibition

August 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - August 25, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

The animals at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park have created a series of ‘zoos-sa-la’ works using enrichment

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Science Week enrichment workshop

August 20, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us to create an enrichment item for your pet at home and learn about how Adelaide Zoo makes and provides enrichment to animals.

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic

August 27, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Pack your picnic rug and teddy bestie for a furry family day out!

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September 2023

Father’s Day Brunch at Adelaide Zoo

September 3, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Start Dad’s day off right with a delicious brunch in Fig Tree Function Room!

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National Bilby Day

September 10, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bounce to help us celebrate our beautiful long-eared marsupial friends on National Bilby Day.

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Colours of the Zoo school holidays

September 30, 2023 @ 9:30 am - October 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Escape to nature this spring and discover all the feathers, fur and scales of the rainbow!

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October 2023

Playgroup

Playgroup at the Zoo

October 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Playgroup SA for their annual zoo event on Friday 20 October!

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Relaxed Morning at the Zoo

October 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are opening early to ensure a quieter and calmer environment for people who benefit from this.

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SOLD OUT: Boo at the Zoo

October 27, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dust of the cobwebs, Boo at the Zoo is back for a frightful night of spooky fun for the whole family.

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November 2023

Christmas Dinner Party at Adelaide Zoo

November 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

You’re invited to enjoy a unique Christmas dinner party hosted by Quality Events!

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December 2023

Adelaide's Zoo new baboon baby, sitting on the ground, chewing on a stick.

Baboon baby naming competition

December 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - December 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Adelaide Zoo’s little baboon baby needs a name!

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Summer school holidays at Adelaide Zoo

December 16, 2023 @ 9:30 am - January 28, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

Did you know Adelaide Zoo is a botanical garden as well as a zoological garden? These school holidays, learn about all the different plants around the zoo as you watch the Sumatran Tiger cubs pounce and play.

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Voyage installation

December 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - January 28, 2024 @ 3:00 pm

Experience Voyage, the stunning digital installation bringing to life a selection of botanical and zoological watercolours from the National Museum of Singapore’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings.

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Ketambe Sumatran Tiger cub underwent an operation to remove a bone lodged in his intestine

Tigers turn one

December 21, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bring your cubs to meet Adelaide Zoo’s Sumatran Tiger family with free face painting, a special tiger talk and tasty birthday enrichment.

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Win a family pass to Migration

December 22, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Win 1 of 10 family passes to Migration

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January 2024

Giraffe leaning head down towards two women looking up at it from outside of habitat lined with waist-high wooden bars.

Zoo Nights 2024

January 5 @ 4:00 pm - January 19 @ 8:30 pm

We’re staying open late so you can discover Adelaide Zoo by sundown

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Win tickets to GONDWANA VR: The Exhibition

January 19 - January 28

We’ve teamed up with The South Australian Museum to give Zoos SA Members the chance to win 1 of 2 family passes to experience GONDWANA VR: The Exhibition.

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Relaxed Morning at the Zoo

January 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

We are opening early to ensure a quieter and calmer environment for people who benefit from this.

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February 2024

Year of the Dragon

February 10 @ 9:30 am - February 18 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate the Lunar New Year – the Year of the Dragon – by getting up close to a real-life dragon at special keeper talks.

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March 2024

Greater Bilby facing to the right alongside graphic with easter eggs. Text reads 'Easter at the zoo!'

Easter at the zoo

March 29 @ 9:30 am - April 1 @ 5:00 pm

Bounce in to celebrate Australia’s very own native ‘Easter Bunny’ – the beloved Greater Bilby!

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April 2024

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Autumn school holidays

April 13 @ 9:30 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm

Explore the wild world of baby animals! Learn how different species at the park embark on their first adventures and what it takes for them to grow big and strong.

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May 2024

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Sanctuary

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

With a glass of sparkling on arrival for mum and a kids face painter, indulge in a delicious brunch at The Sanctuary before heading off on a wild adventure!

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Mother’s Day at Adelaide Zoo

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bring the family together to spend a roarsome day out exploring the Adelaide Zoo jungle – we’re celebrating mums of all stripes and species!

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Mother’s Day Brunch at the Fig Tree Function Room

May 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Indulge in a delicious brunch at the Fig Tree Function Room before heading off on a wild adventure at Adelaide Zoo!

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Buzz Honey free tasting

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

To celebrate our buzzy friends, join us on World Bee Day for a honey tasting with local producer Buzz Honey!

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Win tickets to The Garfield Movie

May 24 - May 27

Enter to win 1 of 20 family passes to see The Garfield Movie!

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Celebrate Reconciliation Week at the zoo

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Come along to enjoy celebrations as we kick off National Reconciliation Week!

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Minchin House Tour

May 29 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Open to Zoos SA members only, go on an exclusive tour of the heritage listed Minchin House.

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