Summer sundown sessions!

Swing by after work or drop in for date night for an evening of wild fun.

Make the most of balmy evenings as we open Adelaide Zoo’s gates after hours for you to explore the jungle-like gardens by twilight.

Jump into an EcoCaddy and get up close to native and exotic wildlife like lions, our beautiful giraffe trio, dingoes, meerkats and more! Watch Pelicans and Little Penguins tuck into dinner during a special keeper talk and join the Nature Theatre Team for a Flying Colours Free Flight experience.

Zoo Nights might look a little different to your usual visit! It’s our animals bedtime, so some of our residents might be a little less active or not as easily visible.

Member tickets    Non-member tickets

And if you’re feeling peckish? There will be a range of delicious food and drinks will be available at Wisteria Café, Fig Tree Café, Immersion Hut and the Rotunda!

Adult (15+ years)Free$33
Concession (photo ID required)Free$23
Child (4-14 years)Free$18
Cub (0-4 years)FreeFree
Family Pass (2A + 2-3C)N/A$82
*Zoos SA members and children under 4 years require a free pre-booked ticket to help us ensure a safe capacity.

Five nights only!

Sunday 26 and Wednesday 29 December
Friday 7, 14 and 21 January

5:30pm – 8:30pm with last entry at 8pm

Member tickets  Non-member tickets

Don’t miss these special highlights:

Ride with EcoCaddy

With enough space for two people, hitch a free ride with EcoCaddys brought to you by HomeStart Finance.

Jump in to experience the thrill of whizzing around Adelaide Zoo in the comfort of an electric-assisted bike.

Free hop-on hop-off rides all night!


Flying Colours Free Flight

Discover more about the skills and traits of Adelaide Zoo’s feathered friends as they soar over your head during a spectacular free-flight adventure!

Every night at 6:15pm

Penguin & Pelican Feeds

Join us at Penguin Beach and Pelican Point to see the adorable Little Penguin colony and Australian Pelicans tuck into their favourite fishy dinner.

Pelican feed every night at 5:45pm
Penguin feed every night at 6:45pm

Food and beverages

If you’re feeling peckish on the night, there will be a delicious range of bites available including a delicious summer classic – a sausage sizzle at the Rotunda – and tasty burgers, hot chips, pastries, and sandwiches available from Wisteria Café and Fig Tree Café.

Plus enjoy a selection of hot and cold beverages including cold drinks, soft drinks, beer, wine, spirits, hot chocolates and coffee if you need a quick pick-me-up.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bamboo Forest (home of Giant Pandas Wang Wang and FuNi) will be open until 8:30pm, but our Giant Pandas will have access to their night quarters in which case they may be out of view.

Yes, visitors will be able to take a walk on the wild side at Natures Playground which will be open on all Zoo Night evenings.

Yes! The Zoo Shop will be open on every evening for Zoo Nights for all your retail goodies. The Panda Shop will be closed.

Yes, the Nocturnal House and Reptile House will be closed on the night. The Farmyard contact area (past Penguin Bay) will also be closed, but the Variety Children’s Zoo will be open and visitors will be able to feed the goats.

The day is here!Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is open to the public from 9.30am. #thewildiscalling

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.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.


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