New Variety Children’s Zoo | Be The Face & Founding Member Opportunities | Adelaide Zoo

Help Adelaide Zoo build a wild new Children’s Zoo!

Kids will soon be able to experience nature like never before thanks to Adelaide Zoo’s exciting new $1.1 million Variety Children’s Zoo development.

Does your little one love animals? Help Adelaide Zoo to build a wild new Children’s Zoo at Adelaide Zoo and share the wonder of wildlife with the next generation.

Adelaide Zoo are excited to be partnering with Variety SA to create a new precinct perfect for young ones at Adelaide Zoo.  Providing kids with a natural way to explore and learn is incredibly important and, nowadays, getting kids off screens can feel like a full time job.

The new Variety Children’s Zoo is set to be an amazing play space for kids filled with interactive areas that allow them to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents.

Quokkas, critically-endangered bettongs, goats and many more adorable animals will make the move from the existing Children’s Zoo to the new and improved space near the zoo entrance. Complete with areas for children of all species to play and explore, the new Variety Children’s Zoo will feature things like balance beams and ladders for the charismatic goats, climbing branches for the friendly quokkas, a dedicated presentation area for animal talks and aerial walkways connecting the new children’s zoo to the ever-popular Nature’s Playground.

Thanks to a partnership with Variety SA, this new interactive space will allow children of all abilities to get up close and experience the wonder of the natural world around us.  Zoos SA Chief Executive Elaine Bensted says the new Variety Children’s Zoo will help encourage and develop the next generation of conservationists, no matter their ability.

“Our vision for the Variety Children’s Zoo is to help kids get hands on as they learn and connect with wildlife, and in doing so develop a strong passion for conservation,” Ms Bensted says.

“The Variety Children’s Zoo will be a continuation of Nature’s Playground– making Adelaide Zoo the number one destination for the kids of South Australia and their families.

But to make their children’s zoo better than ever before, THEY NEED YOUR HELP!

Together, we can build a play space designed to stimulate your little one’s love of nature and inspire the conservationists of tomorrow.

Construction of the new Variety Children’s Zoo is hoped to commence in early 2019, so now is the time to get involved in this exciting project.  As a conservation charity, Adelaide Zoo can’t build a wild new Children’s Zoo on their own.  They need your help to make this a reality.


Become a Variety Children’s Zoo founding member!

Is a child in your life a budding zoologist? Would they love to connect with nature in the new Variety Children’s Zoo? Their support can help build it!

Right now, your child can become a founding member of the Variety Children’s Zoo for just $160.

Variety Children’s Zoo founding members will enjoy:

  • Five years’ worth of membership for the price of three
  • Unlimited visits to both Adelaide and Monarto Zoo over five years
  • Members only prices on our amazing behind the scenes animal experiences
  • 10% discount on most products at our zoo shops and cafes
  • Free entry to most major zoos around Australia

All this for $160.  So, to help Adelaide Zoo connect future generations with nature and encourage the children in your life to become the conservationists of tomorrow, you can give your youngest loved ones the gift of five years to enjoy all that both Adelaide and Monarto Zoos have to offer.  Limited spots are available so organise your founding membership today. (T&C’s apply)



Be the face of the Variety Children’s Zoo

Imagine your child, grandchild or loved one walking into the incredible new Variety Children’s Zoo and saying ‘I helped build this and my picture is here to prove it!”

Adelaide Zoo are excited to be creating a larger-than-life art installation made up of the many amazing faces of their zoo community, and you can be a part of it.  Your images will be combined into a breathtaking representation of their most iconic animals, which will take centre stage in the new children’s zoo development.

For just $50, your child, grandchild, loved one or pet can be the face of Adelaide Zoo’s new immersive children’s precinct.  Every tile sold will help to connect young people with nature – something that is so desperately needed in today’s society.  Make sure you’re part of it now!

Have your face etched into Adelaide Zoo’s history and be part of the Variety Children’s Zoo for generations to come.



Construction for Variety Children’s Zoo will commence in early 2019.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Zoo website.

What New Variety Children’s Zoo Sponsorship Opportunities

When Launched 31 October 2018 

Where:   Adelaide Zoo (see links above)

Who:  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.

Image Source: supplied by Adelaide Zoo


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