Summer School Holidays at the Adelaide Zoo

Spend a Day at the Adelaide Zoo during the Summer School Holidays.

Join Adelaide Zoo on a voyage and see a stunning digital installation bring to life a selection of botanical and zoological watercolours from the National Museum of Singapore’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings.

Then practice your drawing skills and learn all about the different plant species of Adelaide Zoo as you spot the new Cotton-top Tamarin babies hitching a ride or the pouncing Sumatran Tiger cubs.

Voyage will take place at the Plane Tree Centre, Tuesday – Sunday | 10am – 3pm

Throw a picnic down on the Zoo lawns and watch species like the Barking Owl and Blue and Gold Macaw soar over your head at the Free Flight Bird Show. Or see some of the zoo’s smaller species like Squirrel Gliders up close at the daily Wildshow.

Adelaide Zoo is open every day of the school holidays 9:30am – 5pm

Get within a whisker and upgrade your visit with an animal experience!

Watch those smiles widen as you feed a gentle giraffe or watch Obi’s impressive jaw munch through treats at Pygmy Hippo Lunchtime. Check out the experiences on offer.

Free Daily Keeper Talks

Learn fascinating facts about your favourite animals as they get stuck into a tasty treat or enrichment. See the schedule here.

Free Flight Bird Show

11:30am daily on the Central Lawn, swoop in for a flying sensation with some of the feathered Adelaide Zoo residents.


10:45am daily at the Variety Children’s Zoo, experience training up close and explore new ways to create a positive environment for your own animals at home.

Home to over 2500 animals and 250 species with daily free keeper presentations, a day out at the Zoo is fun for the whole family. Remember, littlies under four years of age are free!

You can book your date-specific entry tickets to Adelaide Zoo online.

Tickets (non-members)

  • Adults $42.50
  • Concession (15+) $31
  • Child (4-14) $22.50
  • Cub (0-3) FREE
  • Adult + Children tickets – from $107

You can enter Adelaide Zoo any time from 9.30am on the day of your visit and stay the whole day!

Follow Adelaide Zoo on FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM

Find out what’s happening at Monarto Safari Park during the holidays too!

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

What:   School Holidays at the Adelaide Zoo

When:  16 December 2023 – 28 January 2024 | Open daily from 9.30am – 5pm

Where:  Adelaide Zoo | Frome Road, Adelaide 

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: all images supplied by Zoos SA / credit Adrian Mann



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