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

Please note, we are currently experiencing technical issues with member numbers online which may cause some problems while booking behind the scenes experiences and events. If you do experience this please call (08) 8267 3255 during business hours. We apologise for any inconvenience.

September 2015

Feathered Heads

September 4, 2015 - October 11, 2015

The idea behind Feathered Heads is to get up-close and personal with Australian native birds and show the beauty and personality of each bird. For the last three years Angela has been meeting and photographing birds that have either been rescued, are an ambassador for their species or have an Endangered/Vulnerable conservation status.

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November 2015

Zoos SA 137th AGM

November 26, 2015

Members are invited to attend the 137th AGM of the society to be held in the Santos Conservation Centre at Adelaide Zoo.

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December 2015

Wishing World

December 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Wishing World explores humanities’ wishes, hopes and desires and identification with the natural environment.  From the beginning of human history, nature has played a vital role in our creative expression.

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Members Christmas Picnic

December 6, 2015 @ 5:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Don’t miss all the usual favourites including face painters, the Onkaparinga City Band, and Father Christmas.

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Nature’s Playground – Now Open

December 16, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Take a walk on the wild side this summer for the grand opening of our much anticipated Nature’s Playground!

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January 2016

Win a Life Membership

January 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - January 31, 2016 @ 11:55 pm

This month we celebrated a significant milestone – we’re proud to now call 40,000 members part of our zoo family. To say thank you for helping us reach the highest number of members in our history, we’re giving one lucky member the chance to win a Life Membership!

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February 2016

Win Tickets to Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

February 5, 2016 - February 14, 2016

Win tickets to Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium. Simply tell us what your favourite aquatic animal is and why. We have two family passes up for grabs!

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We are animals too!

February 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am - March 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

See the wonderful exhibition by artist Nikki Carabetta.  born in Western Australia, moving to the Northern Territory when she was ten years old. She has since lived in rural and urban Aboriginal communities.Nikki’s art is original dot art, in which she has used traditional styles with contemporary techniques and mediums.

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Win A Coati Encounter!

February 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am - February 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Win tickets to an Adelaide Zoo Westpac Brief Animal Encounter. SImply tell us …….

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Westpac Animal Play Day

February 27, 2016

Come beat the heat with the animals at Adelaide Zoo. See how our animals play in the heat and how we keep them cool in the Summer months!

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March 2016

Win A Giraffe Feed Experience!

March 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - March 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Win tickets to an Adelaide Zoo Westpac Brief Animal Encounter. SImply tell us …….

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Australia Cheetah Tour 2016

March 5, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

On her first ever Australian tour, Zoos SA and Cheetah Conservation Fund Australia are proud to host Dr Laurie Marker, the Founder of Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Namibia. We invite you to join us in this opportunity to gain insight into the global reach and influence of Cheetah Conservation Fund and raise funds to support cheetah conservation in Africa.

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Behind the Scenes Tour and Breakfast

March 6, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the popular behind the scenes tour of Adelaide Zoo to experience parts of the zoo you haven’t seen before.

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Westpac Family Fun Day

March 6, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Enjoy a day of free activities, special keeper talks and a chance to meet some of our zoo friends.

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April 2016

Win Tickets to Kung Fu Panda 3

April 1, 2016 - April 5, 2016

Win a double pass to Kung Fu Panda 3! Simply tell us what your favourite animal super skill is and why.

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Woodstock Revisited

April 3, 2016

Thanks to the generous support of Adelaide Rotary, Zoos SA is thrilled to be one of four charity beneficiaries for this exciting event. So get your friends and family

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Serval kitten twins naming competition

April 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - April 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Help name our Serval kitten twins!

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Celebrate Kung Fu Panda 3 at Adelaide Zoo

April 16, 2016 - May 1, 2016

Win a double pass to Kung Fu Panda 3! Simply tell us what your favourite animal super skill is and why.

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May 2016

Westpac Mother’s Day Celebrations

May 8, 2016

Mum goes free with voucher cut out from the Advertiser

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A Slithery Family Lunch

May 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Want to learn more about snakes and lizards? Meet some scaly and slithering creatures as you sip on delicious homemade soups.

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July 2016
July School Holidays

July School Holidays

July 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - July 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Brave the cold these July school holidays to learn about all things small!

With the exciting arrival of Obi the Pygmy Hippo, Adelaide Zoo will celebrate some of the smallest residents while taking a look back at Zoos SAs conservation efforts to ensure these tiny species are here for many years to come.

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ZOOcation Care

July 11, 2016 - July 22, 2016

Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home. Be one of the first kids to explore our brand new Nature’s Playground.
The day will be filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends.

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Umbrella Winter City Sounds Festival

July 17, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The soulful sounds of Alice Haddy’s voice will echo across Adelaide Zoo when we kick off the Umbrella Winter City Sounds Festival at the zoo.

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Soulful sounds at Adelaide Zoo

July 24, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A carefully curated line up of Adelaide songwriters will share the spotlight with our much-loved animals for a series of matinee afternoon performances at Adelaide Zoo. If you love music, join us for a roaring good time as part of the Umbrella Winter City Sounds.

 

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SALA – Marine World

July 28, 2016 @ 9:30 am - August 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Marine World, an Exhibition by Camilo Esparza

Marine World is inspired by Australian marine wildlife and imaginary sea creatures; it is a call for the protection of threatened marine wildlife.

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Westpac Animal Play Day

July 30, 2016

Westpac Animal Play Day

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Soulful sounds at Adelaide Zoo

July 31, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A carefully curated line up of Adelaide songwriters will share the spotlight with our much-loved animals for a series of matinee afternoon performances at Adelaide Zoo. If you love music, join us for a roaring good time as part of the Umbrella Winter City Sounds.

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August 2016

Westpac Teddy Bears Picnic

August 28, 2016

Grab your favourite teddy bear and your picnic blanket and head down to Adelaide Zoo for the inaugural Westpac Teddy Bear’s Picnic to join in on the fun

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October 2016
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School holidays at Adelaide Zoo

October 1, 2016 - October 16, 2016

Join us at Adelaide and Monarto Zoo 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.

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ZOOcation Care at Adelaide Zoo

October 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Join us for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience. Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home.

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November 2016

Launch of The Road Less Travelled (and being curious) by Heather Caddick

November 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join former Zoos SA President Heather Caddick as she launches her latest tome about the wonders of the natural world.

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2016 Zoos South Australia AGM

November 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia Inc. will be held in the Fig Tree Function Room at the Adelaide Zoo on Thursday 24 November 2016.  The event will be held at 6.30pm with the AGM commencing at 7.00pm sharp.  Special presentations from key Zoos SA personnel will also be included.

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December 2016

Dinosaurs Alive at Adelaide Zoo

December 26, 2016 - February 5, 2017

These school holidays, take a prehistoric journey and meet our newest but most ancient residents.

From Boxing Day, Adelaide Zoo is travelling back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

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January 2017

uberSAURUS-X comes to your front door

January 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

What do you get when you cross an uberX and a dinosaur from Adelaide Zoo? An uberSAURUS-X.

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White-cheeked Gibbon

White-cheeked Gibbon naming competition

January 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am - January 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Help to choose the perfect name for our gorgeous gibbon!

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March 2017

Meet Damien Mander who risks his life to protect endangered species in southern Africa

March 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Meet Damien Mander, a former Royal Australian Navy clearance diver and special operations sniper who risks his life to protect endangered species in southern Africa.

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Fun at the zoo

Westpac Family Fun Day

March 26, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Enjoy a day of free activities and a chance to meet some of our zoo friends at Adelaide Zoo on Sunday, 26 March 2017.

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April 2017
Zooperheroes

Become a Conservation Superhero!

April 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Are you ready to join us for a wild superhero adventure?

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May 2017
à la carte dining experience

À la carte dining experience

May 3, 2017 @ 11:30 am - June 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Visit Adelaide Zoo and let the talented cookery students from Quality Training & Hospitality College treat you to an à la carte dining experience to be remembered.

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July 2017

School holidays at Adelaide Zoo

July 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am - July 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Keep little and big people alike busy these school holidays and visit our amazing animals at Adelaide Zoo.

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August 2017

Teddy Bears’ Picnic!

August 27, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

If you go down to Adelaide Zoo on Sunday, 27 August, you’re sure of a big surprise. For every bear that ever was, will gather at Adelaide Zoo for certain because, Sunday is the day the teddy bears have their picnic!

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September 2017

Meerkat Naming Competition

September 3, 2017 @ 12:00 am - September 11, 2017 @ 12:00 am

Here’s your chance to name one of our adorable meerkats!

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Dads go FREE* this Father’s Day!

September 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Make dad feel like the king of the jungle this Father’s Day, with a FREE* visit to Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Zoo!

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All Ages Fun Day

All Ages Fun Day

September 24, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for a day of free activities and a chance to meet some of our zoo friends at Adelaide Zoo.

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October 2017

Playgroup at the Zoo

October 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for Playgroup SA’s Annual Membership Event, Playgroup at the Zoo is so much FUN for the whole family. There will be an abundance of activities including children’s entertainers, baby zone, face painting, Playgroup activities, animal information sessions and more!

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November 2017

Baby Mandrill Naming Competition

November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 am - November 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Our adorable baby mandrill has been busy warming hearts and is growing more confident every day.

There’s just one thing missing though– his name!

Our keepers need your help choosing the perfect African-inspired name for our five-week-old cheeky youngster.

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2017 Zoos South Australia AGM

November 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia Inc. will be held in the Fig Tree Function Room at the Adelaide Zoo on Tuesday, 21 November 2017.  The event will be held at 6.30pm with the AGM commencing at 7.00pm sharp.

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December 2017

Animal Adventure – school holidays at Adelaide Zoo!

December 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - January 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

These school holidays go on an animal adventure throughout Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo and learn about our featured animal residents.

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February 2018
Zoos SA Rhino Gala

Zoos SA Rhino Gala 2018

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for an evening of wild adventure and inspiration at Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo to raise vital funds for the Southern White Rhino.

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April 2018
Zoo foods

Zoo Foods – School holidays at Adelaide Zoo!

April 14 @ 9:30 am - April 29 @ 5:00 pm

These school holidays it’s food shopping time at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo!

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August 2018

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

August 26

Grab your favourite teddy bear and your picnic blanket and head down to Adelaide Zoo for the Teddy Bears’ Picnic to join in on the fun.

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September 2018
Animals in Focus Photography Course

Animals in Focus Photography Course – Basics and Advanced

September 9 - November 18

Tour the Adelaide Zoo with Photographer, Lindsay Poland, as he takes you through the beautiful surroundings of the zoo to share some of the secrets of perfect animal photography. Learn how to photograph through glass and how to make the wire disappear and a lot more about techniques that will help to enhance your photos.

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Zoomagination – School Holidays at Adelaide Zoo

September 29 - October 14

Let your little ones get creative with fun, unstructured play these school holidays at Adelaide Zoo.

Playing outdoors and getting messy is a great way to learn new skills and keep both humans and animals in tip-top shape!

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October 2018

Playgroup at the Zoo, 2018

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Playgroup at the Zoo is so much FUN for the whole family.  There will be an abundance of activities including children’s entertainers, baby zone, face painting, Playgroup activities, animal information sessions and more.

 

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Zooflix 2018 – Wolf Creek at Adelaide Zoo

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Fancy a movie night under the stars? Kick back with a couple of drinks, some good friends and a movie this Halloween at Adelaide Zoo’s newest event: Zooflix!

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November 2018
Blue and Gold Macaw - Frank Cornall

Zoo Quest

November 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Head on a Zoo Quest and discover the zoo in a new light. Take an early morning stroll around the Zoo seeking answers to specific questions about some past and current facts.

 

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2018 Zoos South Australia AGM

November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The event will be held at 6.30pm with the AGM commencing at 7.00pm sharp.  Special presentations from key Zoos SA personnel will also be included.

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