There’s always something fun happening at Monarto Zoo! Mark your calendar with these exciting events.

Please note, we are currently experiencing technical issues with member numbers online which may cause some problems while booking behind the scenes experiences and events. If you do experience this please call (08) 8267 3255 during business hours. We apologise for any inconvenience.

September 2015

Spring Guided Bush Walks

September 3, 2015 - October 6, 2015

Join us for a unique Spring bush walk hosted by former Zoos SA President Heather Caddick.

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Westpac Father’s Day 2015

September 6, 2015

To say a big thanks to all our special dads, Zoos SA in conjunction with The Advertiser and Sunday Mail are giving your family a fantastic chance to celebrate Father’s Day at the zoo! Simply pick up a copy of The Advertiser on Saturday 5 September or the Sunday Mail on Sunday 6 September for your voucher offering one free entry with each paying ticket this Father’s Day.

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September/October School Holidays

September 26, 2015 @ 9:30 am - October 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

We’re calling on all adventurous little ones to visit us these school holidays to say hello to some of their favourite animal friends.  As an extra treat, kids wild at heart will become the zoo’s special explorers.  They’ll be given a unique passport so they can travel the zoo, stopping at special checkpoints where they’ll learn more about where our animals come from.

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October 2015

Help Name our Baby Rhino!

October 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am - October 11, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

We need your help to find a befitting name for our adorable rhino calf!

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Westpac Animal Play Day

October 18, 2015

Join us Sunday 18 October for a unique showcase of the animal enrichment activities.

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February 2016

Breakfast with the Cheetah

February 7, 2016 - February 14, 2016

Go behind the scenes for a rare opportunity offered exclusively to Zoos SA members and their guests. Enjoy a sumptuous champagne breakfast while you are surrounded by the majestic cheetah.

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April 2016

Guided Autumn Bush Walks

April 4, 2016 - May 24, 2016

Join us for unique opportunity to explore Monarto Zoo. Enjoy an autumn bush walk hosted by former Zoos SA President, Heather Caddick.

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Progressive Dinner

April 9, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy a dinner like no other in the bush of Monarto Zoo. You will experience all the amazing sights and sounds of the animals preparing for nightfall and complete your evening of adventure and indulgence in the Indaba Bush Camp.

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April School Holidays

April 16, 2016 - May 1, 2016

These school holidays learn about animal martial arts. Take a journey through Monarto Zoo’s and learn and their amazing skills and strengths!

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May 2016

Westpac Mother’s Day Celebrations

May 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mother’s Day is an excellent annual opportunity for visitors to spoil mum with a visit to the zoo. In addition to meeting all of the zoo mums, there will be some special value-add activities to make mum feel like Queen Bee

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Feeding Times

Soup at Sun Down with the Chimps

May 8, 2016 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Enjoy soup on the Chimp Platform on Mothers Day for an exclusive chance to see these incredible animals also devour their supper. You’ll meet their keeper and as the sun sets watch the chimps build their nests for the evening each in their own special way.

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July 2016
July 2016 School Holidays

July School Holidays

July 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - July 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Brave the cold these July school holidays to learn about all things BIG!

Monarto Zoo will celebrate some of the BIGGEST residents while taking a look back at Zoos SAs conservation efforts to ensure these larger than life species are here for many years to come.

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October 2016

School holidays at Monarto Zoo

October 1, 2016 - October 16, 2016

Join us at Adelaide and Monarto Zoo these school holidays as we explore the wonders of animal biomechanics! Fun-filled activities and interesting displays will allow your child to discover what their favourite zoo resident would look like if it were a machine.

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November 2016

Behind the Scenes at Dusk with the Natives

November 6, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come and experience a rare opportunity to see the range of native animals at the breeding facility at Monarto Zoo. Learn firsthand about what Monarto Zoo is doing to help some of these rare and endangered animals.

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Monarto Zoo Locals’ Week – 2 for 1 entry with token

November 29, 2016 @ 9:30 am - December 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

2 for 1 entry to Monarto Zoo!

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December 2016

Christmas Dinner Dance at Monarto Zoo!

December 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Thrill your guests with an unforgettable Christmas Dinner Dance experience at Monarto Zoo!

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March 2017

Meet Damien Mander who risks his life to protect endangered species in southern Africa

March 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Meet Damien Mander, a former Royal Australian Navy clearance diver and special operations sniper who risks his life to protect endangered species in southern Africa.

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Lions at Bedtime

Breakfast with the Lions

March 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

This a rare chance to experience one of Australia’s largest lion prides up close. You’ll experience the excitement of moving our magnificent pride from their night quarters plus enjoy a ‘lions share’ of a champagne breakfast.

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April 2017

Breakfast with the Chimps

April 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Come and share an experience with our cheeky chimps , offered exclusively to our members and their guests. Join our experienced keepers for a champagne breakfast alongside our playful Chimpanzee troop. You may be lucky enough to put out some special treats as well as go behind the scenes to watch the keepers do a training session.

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Superheroes

Become a Conservation Superhero!

April 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Are you ready to join us for a wild superhero adventure?

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May 2017

Taste the Murraylands Degustation

May 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Please note, this event has sold out!

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Mother’s Day High Tea

May 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for High Tea and celebrate Mother’s Day at Monarto Zoo!

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July 2017
Go green

School holidays at Monarto Zoo

July 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am - July 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Keep little and big people alike busy these school holidays and visit our gorgeous giraffe calves and many other amazing animals at Monarto Zoo. Learn from our keepers about our furry, feathered and scaly residents and immerse yourself in nature.

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August 2017
Autumn Bush Walks

Native Walk and Bird Watch

August 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Are you a wild bird watcher? or simply enjoy spring time in the Mallee? You will revel in this bush walking experience offered at the beginning of springtime in the Murraylands.

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September 2017
Cheetah cub

Dads go FREE* this Father’s Day!

September 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Make dad feel like the king of the jungle this Father’s Day, with a FREE visit to Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Zoo!

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Mythical Creatures

Mythical Creatures – School holidays at Monarto Zoo

September 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - October 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Let your imagination run wild at Monarto & Adelaide Zoos these school holidays as we celebrate mythical creatures!

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October 2017

Behind the Scenes – Our Conservation Projects.

October 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join our amazing Monarto Zoo keepers for an experience with a difference. Learn firsthand about the Zoos SA focus on a number of our Key Conservation projects.

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November 2017
meerkats

Volunteer Information Session

November 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Love Monarto Zoo, it’s wonderful animals and would like to be part of our zoo family?

Volunteer with us and “Share the Wonder “ of volunteering at Monarto Zoo.

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Breakfast with the Rhino

November 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Join our keepers and volunteers for a champagne breakfast in the company of our Rhino crush.

 

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December 2017

Animal Play Day

December 9, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Animal Play Day on Saturday 9th December is an opportunity to highlight animal enrichment at Monarto Zoo. As we approach the Christmas season, the Play Day will follow a festive theme featuring special talks from keepers on enriching the lives of the animals in their care, and how you can use these ideas at home with you own pets.

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Animal Adventure – School holidays at Monarto Zoo

December 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - January 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

These school holidays go on an animal adventure throughout Monarto Zoo and Adelaide Zoo and learn about our featured animal residents.

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March 2018
Lions at Bedtime

Breakfast with the Lions

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

This a rare chance to experience one of Australia’s largest lion prides up close. You’ll experience the excitement of moving our magnificent pride from their night quarters plus enjoy a ‘lions share’ of a champagne breakfast.

Find out more
April 2018

Breakfast with the Chimps

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Come and share an experience with our cheeky chimps , offered exclusively to our members and their guests. Join our experienced keepers for a champagne breakfast alongside our playful Chimpanzee troop. You may be lucky enough to put out some special treats as well as go behind the scenes to watch the keepers do a training session.

Find out more
Zoo foods

Zoo Foods – School holidays at Monarto Zoo

April 14 @ 9:30 am - April 29 @ 5:00 pm

These school holidays go on an animal adventure throughout Monarto Zoo and Adelaide Zoo and learn about our featured animal residents.

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September 2018

Roar and Snore in Spring at Monarto Zoo

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - September 23 @ 10:30 am

The ever popular Roar and Snore is back. Bring your tent, van or swag and camp out under the stars at Monarto zoo this spring.

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Zoomagination – School Holidays at Monarto Zoo

September 29 - October 14

Let your little ones get creative with fun, unstructured play these school holidays at Monarto Zoo.

Playing outdoors and getting messy is a great way to learn new skills and keep both humans and animals in tip-top shape!

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December 2018

Animal Play Day

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us as we treat our residents to a day of fun and play.

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