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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Animal Tales
Animal Tales

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Zoosnooze: overnight secondary program
Zoosnooze: overnight secondary program

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Creature Comforts
Creature Comforts

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Lifecycles Year 1-4
Lifecycles Year 1-4

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Creatures' Features: Years 4-7
Creatures’ Features: Years 4-7

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Animal Homes
Animal Homes

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tourism at Zoos SA
Tourism at Zoos SA

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

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HASS - Economics and Business
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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.

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Food Webs: Year 7
Food Webs: Year 7

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

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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
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Classification: Years 6 & 7
Classification: Years 6 & 7

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

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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.

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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.

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Threatened Species: Years 4 to 7
Threatened Species: Years 4 to 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
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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.

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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.

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