Adelaide Zoo is open from 9:30am – 5pm every day of the year, including Christmas and all public holidays
Please note the opening times for the following areas:
9:45am – 4:45pm
9:30am – 4:45pm
10:00am – 4:30pm
10:00am – 4:30pm
9:30am – 4:30pm
Family/Mini Group: $98.50
Adelaide Zoo is situated on Frome Road, near the River Torrens. Entry is via Frome Road (follow the signs) or Plane Tree Drive next to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
Get even closer to some of your favourite animal friends.
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Experience sundown surrounded by the evening calls of some of your favourite animals!
There’s always something fun happening at Adelaide Zoo! Mark your calendar with these exciting events.
Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo as part of Illuminate Adelaide, brought to you with presenting partner SA Power Networks #EmpoweringSA, is where enormous animatronic Giant Pandas roll playfully across the Central Lawns, where a gigantic dreamtime skink sits high from atop the hill, where giraffes are so tall their heads graze the stars and an underwater wonderland wriggles with jellyfish and sways with vivid, colour-changing coral.
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Thu, Fri, Sun 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 6:30pm – 10:30pm
When it’s time to rest, you can soak up a winter market experience with warming food and drink.
For the first time ever at Adelaide Zoo, art, light and technology come together and come to life shining a light on conservation and allow you to see, think and feel nature through a truly unique lens.
An immersive experience for all, let your imagination run free and your winter nights turn wild at Light Creatures.
With multiple food stations throughout the event, enjoy yummy winter warmers like hot loaded fries, fragrant curries, tasty hot donuts and more.
Plus a full bar, espresso coffee, hot chocolate and spicy mulled wine!
Please note, bars and food stations will be cashless and EFTPOS only for the safety of visitors and staff.
Skip the lines and pre-order a delicious dinner box with a freshly made roast beef or roast vegetable ploughman’s roll, salt ‘n’ vinegar popcorn, vanilla, pumpkin and chai muffin and more.
Collect on the night, children’s, gluten free and vegan options available.
Pre-book your dinner
We have a wild range of limited edition Light Creatures and Elizabeth Close merchandise plus a whole range of sustainably sourced items and toys that support conservation projects locally and worldwide.
Items will be available for purchase on the night and during the day during the Light Creatures event!
We’ve teamed up with A Blanck Canvas, Elizabeth Close, Jack Buckskin and Monkeystack to bring you larger-than-life installations over sixteen nights this July.
Find out more about the artists and creative producers bringing this exciting project to life, plus take a look into the design process of these magical illuminations.
Meet the makers
Wondering how we made sure the event is fun for visitors but still comfortable for our animals?
Hear from Adelaide Zoo Curator Mark and Senior Keeper of Birds Chad in this video to find out how we planned the route, positioned the lanterns and monitored the soundscapes to make sure there’s minimal impact for our animal residents.
Have a question about Light Creatures? Our FAQs have lots of the answers you might be looking for or reach out to us via the Contact Form.
Frequently Asked Questions