Give them a gift they’ll never forget | Zoos SA | Christmas 2015

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Christmas is a busy time of year with lots of time and energy put into finding the perfect gift for friends, family and the children. Rather than trawling the shops, it’s worth having a look at the great range of gifts available through Zoos SA.

Zoos SA’s amazing range of Christmas gifts includes unique shop products, membership and unforgettable experiences. We’ve had a look through what they have on offer to help you choose the perfect present.

A selection from the gift shop

The gift shop has a huge range of animal related gift ideas. There really is something for everyone and you can even filter the selection by animal! Among the gifts you’ll find:

  • Australian Souvenirs
  • Books
  • Clothes
  • Fair Trade gifts
  • Homewares
  • Novelties
  • Posters and Postcards
  • Soft Toys
  • Toys
  • Zoos South Australia Souvenirs

All products can be ordered online or at the Zoo shop during Zoo opening times at both Adelaide and Monarto. Click here to browse the selection available.

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Tickets to the Zoo

Everyone loves a day at the Zoo, so how about buying your loved ones a One Day Pass to visit the Zoo?

What is included in a One Day Pass at Adelaide Zoo:

  • One day entry to Adelaide Zoo
  • Access to 2,500 animals and 250 species
  • Free Keeper Presentations
  • Endless family fun
  • Open from 9:30am – 5pm every day of the year, including Christmas and all public holidays.

Prices are: Child (4-14 years) $18.50 | Concession $23.50 | Adult $33.50 | Family from $87.50

Read more about the Adelaide Zoo in our Review here.

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What is included in a One Day Pass at Monarto Zoo:

  • Entry for one day to Monarto Zoo
  • Access to 500 animals and 50 species
  • Endless family fun
  • Open between 9:30am – 5 pm every day of the year, including Christmas and all public holidays, except if the forecast temperature for Monarto is 40 degrees or above, in which case the zoo will be closed. Last entry into the park is at 3pm daily.

Prices are: Child (4-14 years) $18.50 | Concession $23.50 | Adult $33.50 | Family from $87.50

Read more about Monarto Zoo in our Review here.

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Zoos SA Membership

And if you have a real animal fan to buy for, how about an annual Zoos SA membership? Not only will a membership give you unlimited access to both Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo, you’ll also get to visit many amazing zoos all around Australia for no extra cost. This includes entry to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Melbourne Zoo, Perth Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria.

Membership benefits include:

  • 12 months of free entry to Adelaide Zoo, Monarto Zoo and most major zoos in Australia
  • 10% off at Adelaide and Monarto’s Shops and Cafes
  • Discounts on Animal Experience bookings
  • Free 12 month subscription to Zoo Times magazine
  • Special members only prices to Zoo Events

Prices are: Child (4-14 years) $43.00 | Concession $68.50 | Adult $99.95 for a 12 month membership.

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Animal Encounters and Behind the Scenes Experiences at Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo offers exciting opportunities for you to get even closer to some of your favourite animal friends.  Simply join one of the interactive behind the scenes experiences. You could experience the thrill of hand feeding the Giant Pandas, helping the hippos with their daily mouth check or entering the Squirrel Monkey home to feed them… plus much more!  The keeper presentations are also a great free way to meet our animals and their carers.

To see the wonderful range of different Animal Encounters available at Adelaide Zoo, click here.

For the full range of Behind the Scenes experiences at Adelaide Zoo, click here.

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Behind the Scenes at Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo offers exciting opportunities for you to get even closer to some of your favourite animal friends.  Simply join one of our interactive, behind the scenes and up close experiences.  You could experience the thrill of helping put the lions to bed, meeting the chimp troop or hand feed a giraffe … plus much more!  The keeper presentations are also a great free way to meet our animals and their carers.

To see the wonderful range of different animal experiences available at Monarto Zoo, click here.

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All of the Animal Encounters and Behind the Scenes experiences at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo can be bought as a gift voucher for that special someone!

Play and Go have teamed up with Adelaide Zoo to offer you the chance to win a Double Pass to the Panda & Friends Behind the Scenes Experience at Adelaide Zoo. CLICK HERE for all the details and your chance to win!


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Zoos SA website here.

What:        Give them a gift they’ll never forget | Zoos SA

When:       Christmas 2015

Where:      Zoos SA | Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo

Who:          Something for everyone!

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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