Adelaide Zoo

Light Creatures to soar high and shine bright this Winter

Light Creatures is back and it’s brighter than ever! A shining beacon of conservation swooping into Adelaide Zoo from 29 June – 23 July 2023, this year’s event promises to warm even the coldest of winter nights.

Joining favourites Panda Playtime, Skink Park and Underwater World are new Light Creatures’ recruits the fiery Falcon, clawsome crabs and Evolution, a thrilling projection through time taking place in the historic Rotunda.

In addition, The Andu Project sees the interior of Adelaide Zoo’s heritage Elephant House adorned with enchanting projected illustrations of the Flinders Ranger’s Yellow-foot Rock-wallaby – or ‘Andu’ as it is known in Adnyamathanha language.

Located near the lands of Leigh Creek, the children from local schools in the region created drawings of the miniature marsupial to then be digitized and animated for inclusion as part of Light Creatures third iteration for Illuminate Adelaide.

“We are so excited to see the amazing Light Creatures return to Adelaide Zoo as part of Illuminate Adelaide,” says Elaine Bensted, CE of Zoos SA.

“We wanted to ensure that the event remains fresh and so have redesigned the layout of the event. As well as fan favourites such as the endearing Panda Playtime and the mesmerizing Underwater World there are new lanterns and more atmospheric lighting as well as roving lanterns Cahaya the Tiger and a group of naughty and nippy crabs.

“Light Creatures is fun for all ages. As well as warming up your winter nights it’s an opportunity for us to talk about conservation in a different light!” Finished Elaine.

Treat a date, family and friends to a very special night out and enjoy winter warmers, wines and frothy hot chocolates thanks to our caterers. Join the Light Creatures from 29 June

Illuminate Adelaide’s co-founders and creative directors, Rachael Azzopardi and Lee Cumberlidge said: “Light Creatures has been one of Illuminate Adelaide’s most popular events and we can’t wait for young and old to experience this incredible event once again.

“Light Creatures evokes a sense of childlike wonder while also being a celebration of conservation. It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore Adelaide Zoo and encounter new up close and immersive experiences.”

Light Creatures, as part of Illuminate Adelaide, is brought to life thanks to SA Power Networks and through the creative talents of the Zoos SA team as well as A Blanck Canvas, Carla O’Brien, Leigh Creek Area School, Jack Buckskin and Elizabeth Close.

Tickets go on sale from 19 April. To purchase tickets, for corporate rates and for more information, head to: