Adelaide Zoo

Zoos SA is a charitable society dedicated to conservation with a mission to save species from extinction and to connect people with nature. Zoos SA has two zoos – Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo.

Adelaide Zoo works collaboratively with the Department for Education and Child Development to design and implement programs that connect people with nature by informing, empowering and inspiring people to take action for conservation.

Adelaide Zoo offers self-facilitated and Zoo staff facilitated programs are aligned with the Australian Curriculum and SA Teaching for Effective Learning (TfEL). Learning programs reflect ‘big’ educational ideas around conservation and sustainability with an emphasis on youth voice and agency. The programs incorporate action-based learning and inquiry methodologies.

Address:

Frome Road, Adelaide SA 5000

Adelaide Zoo

Frome Rd, Adelaide SA, Australia

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

To book a visit please contact Adelaide Zoo.

Organising your visit

To receive the entry price discount for education groups you must book at least one week before your visit.

Map of the Zoo

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Zoosnooze: overnight secondary program
Zoosnooze: overnight secondary program

ScienceSpecial Program08 09 10 11 12scienceethical-understanding personal-and-social-capabilityasia-and-australias-engagement-with-asia sustainability
You can care for animals too: Reception to Year 7
You can care for animals too: Reception to Year 7

ScienceProgramf 01 02 03 04 05 06 07scienceethical-understanding personal-and-social-capabilitysustainability
Lifecycles Year 1-4
Lifecycles Year 1-4

ScienceProgramf 01 02 03sciencesustainability
Going Ape: Year 9 Geography - saving species from extinction
Going Ape: Year 9 Geography – saving species from extinction

HASS - GeographyProgram08 09 10hass-geographyethical-understandingsustainability
Going Ape: Saving species from extinction
Going Ape: Saving species from extinction

HASS - Geography
Science
Program04 05 06 07hass-geography scienceethical-understandingsustainability
Creatures' Features: Years 4-7
Creatures’ Features: Years 4-7

ScienceProgram04 05 06 07sciencecritical-and-creative-thinkingsustainability
Kindy Zoo: Aussie Animals
Kindy Zoo: Aussie Animals

ScienceProgramearly-years fscienceethical-understanding literacy numeracy personal-and-social-capabilitysustainability
Animal Homes
Animal Homes

ScienceProgramf 01 02 03sciencesustainability
Animal Groups (Classification) R-Year 3
Animal Groups (Classification) R-Year 3

HASS - Geography
Science
Programf 01 02 03hass-geography science
Adaptation Adventure eBook
Adaptation Adventure eBook

This eBook takes students on a trail around the zoo to observe animal behaviour and take note of adaptations and learn about how the animals are cared for. They also record their observations on their iPads.

HASS - Geography
Science
Digital/eLearning05hass-geography sciencecritical-and-creative-thinkingsustainability
Zoosnooze Community Groups - Friday Night
Zoosnooze Community Groups – Friday Night

An Adelaide Zoo Zoosnooze includes facilitated education sessions and guided night walks, highlighting important animal and habitat conservation issues.

HASS - Civics and CitizenshipProgram08 09 11 12hass-civics-and-citizenshipethical-understanding personal-and-social-capabilityasia-and-australias-engagement-with-asia sustainability
Kindy Zoo: Australian Animals
Kindy Zoo: Australian Animals

A 30 minute information session with an education officer about Australian Animals including a close up with a live zoo animal.

ScienceProgramearly-yearssciencepersonal-and-social-capabilitysustainability
Kindy Zoo: Animals Up Close
Kindy Zoo: Animals Up Close

A 30 minute information session with an education officer about animals needs including a close-up with a live zoo animal.

ScienceProgramearly-yearssciencepersonal-and-social-capabilitysustainability
Amazing Animal Body Systems: Year 8 Science
Amazing Animal Body Systems: Year 8 Science

A 45 minute introductory session with an education officer about unique animal body system adaptations related to the animal collections at Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.

ScienceProgram08 09sciencepersonal-and-social-capabilitysustainability
Zoosnooze overnight program: Reception to Year 7
Zoosnooze overnight program: Reception to Year 7

An Adelaide Zoo Zoosnooze includes facilitated education sessions and guided night walks, highlighting important animal and habitat conservation issues.

HASS - Geography
Science
Programf 01 02 03 04 05hass-geography scienceethical-understanding personal-and-social-capabilityasia-and-australias-engagement-with-asia sustainability
Zoo School: Two or Three Day Program Years 4-7
Zoo School: Two or Three Day Program Years 4-7

A two or three day program based in a zoo classroom researching important conservation themes related to threatened species and their habitats.

HASS - Civics and Citizenship
HASS - Geography
Science
Program05 06 07hass-civics-and-citizenship hass-geography scienceethical-understanding personal-and-social-capabilityasia-and-australias-engagement-with-asia sustainability
Tourism and Adelaide Zoo: Years 8-12
Tourism and Adelaide Zoo: Years 8-12

A 45 minute information session with an education officer to focus on tourism and Zoos SA.

HASS - Civics and Citizenship
HASS - Economics and Business
Science
Program08 09 10 11 12hass-civics-and-citizenship hass-economics-and-business sciencepersonal-and-social-capabilitysustainability
Threatened Species: Reception to Year 3
Threatened Species: Reception to Year 3

A 45 minute information session with an education officer about threatened species with a focus on Australian animal collections at Adelaide Zoo.

HASS - Geography
Science
Programf 01 02 03hass-geography scienceethical-understandingasia-and-australias-engagement-with-asia sustainability
The Role of Zoos: Secondary
The Role of Zoos: Secondary

A 45 minute introductory session with an education officer about the role of zoos in conservation, education, recreation and research.

HASS - Geography
Science
Program08 09 10 11 12hass-geography scienceethical-understandingsustainability
Junior Zoo School: two day program for R-3
Junior Zoo School: two day program for R-3

A two day program where students research important conservation themes related to threatened species and their habitats.

HASS - Geography
Science
Programf 01 02 03hass-geography scienceethical-understanding literacy numeracy personal-and-social-capabilityasia-and-australias-engagement-with-asia sustainability
Habitats: Years 4-7
Habitats: Years 4-7

A 45 minute information session with an education officer about habitats with a focus on animals at Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.

HASS - Geography
Science
Program04 05 06 07hass-geography scienceethical-understandingasia-and-australias-engagement-with-asia sustainability
Rainforests: Zoo Focus Day
Rainforests: Zoo Focus Day

A 45 minute introductory session with an education officer about rainforests related to the animal collections at Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.

HASS - Geography
Science
Program08 09 10 11 12hass-geography scienceethical-understandingasia-and-australias-engagement-with-asia sustainability
Food Webs: Years 4-7
Food Webs: Years 4-7

A 45 minute information session with an education officer about food webs with a focus on animals at Adelaide Zoo.

ScienceProgram04 05 06 07sciencecritical-and-creative-thinking ethical-understandingsustainability
Habitats and Animal Needs: Reception to Year 3
Habitats and Animal Needs: Reception to Year 3

A 45 minute information session with an education officer about habitats and animal needs with a focus on Australian and Asian animals at Adelaide and Monarto zoos.

ScienceProgramf 01 02 03sciencesustainability
Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Secondary School
Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Secondary School

A 45 minute introductory session with an education officer about ecosystems and biodiversity related to the animal collections at Adelaide and Monarto Zoos

HASS - Geography
Science
Program08 09 10 11 12hass-geography scienceethical-understandingsustainability
Classification: Years 4-7
Classification: Years 4-7

A 45 minute information session with an education officer about classification with a focus on animals at Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.

ScienceProgram04 05 06 07sciencesustainability
Australian Animals: Reception to Year 3
Australian Animals: Reception to Year 3

A 45 minute information session with an education officer about Australian Animals with a focus on Australian animals at Adelaide Zoo.

HASS - Geography
Science
Programf 01 02 03hass-geography sciencesustainability
Animal Observation: Years 4-7
Animal Observation: Years 4-7

A 45 minute information session with an education officer about animal observation with a focus on animals at Adelaide Zoo.

HASS - Geography
Science
Program04 05 06 07hass-geography sciencenumeracy
Careers at the Zoo: Secondary School
Careers at the Zoo: Secondary School

A 45 minute introductory session with an education officer about careers at Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.

HASS - Civics and Citizenship
Science
Program08 09 10 11 12hass-civics-and-citizenship scienceinformation-and-communication-technology-ict-competence personal-and-social-capabilitysustainability
Rainforests: Reception to Year 3
Rainforests: Reception to Year 3

A 45 minute information session with an education officer about South-East Asian rainforests with a focus on animals at Adelaide Zoo.

HASS - Geography
Science
Programf 01 02 03hass-geography scienceethical-understandingasia-and-australias-engagement-with-asia sustainability
Threatened Species: Wild Zoo Day - Years 4-7
Threatened Species: Wild Zoo Day – Years 4-7

A 45 minute information session with an education officer about threatened species with a focus on Australian and South-East Asian animals at Adelaide Zoo.

HASS - Geography
Science
Program04 05 06 07hass-geography scienceethical-understandingasia-and-australias-engagement-with-asia sustainability
Animal Features: Reception to Year 3
Animal Features: Reception to Year 3

A 45 minute information session with an education officer about animal features with a focus on Australian animal collections at Adelaide Zoo.

ScienceProgramf 01 02 03sciencesustainability
Adaptation: Years 4-7
Adaptation: Years 4-7

A 45 minute information session with an education officer about animal adaptations with a focus on animals at Adelaide Zoo.

HASS - Geography
Science
Program04 05 06 07hass-geography sciencesustainability
Planet Keeper Day Program: Reception to Year 10
Planet Keeper Day Program: Reception to Year 10

The Planet Keeper program includes a 45 minute facilitated session. Students focus on their chosen animal, meet a zoo keeper and go behind the scenes to see how animals are cared for.

HASS - Civics and Citizenship
Science
Programf 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12hass-civics-and-citizenship scienceethical-understandingasia-and-australias-engagement-with-asia sustainability
Threatened Species and Conservation: Years 8-12
Threatened Species and Conservation: Years 8-12

Zoo focus days begin with a 45 minute information session with an education officer, which introduces students to animal and habitat conservation and the role of zoos in saving species from extinction.

ScienceInquiry trail08 09 10 11 12scienceethical-understandingsustainability
Adaptation and Evolution: Secondary
Adaptation and Evolution: Secondary

A 45 minute information session with an education officer on adaptation and evolution with a focus on the animal collections at Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.

ScienceInquiry trail08 09 10 11 12scienceethical-understandingsustainability