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

We’re excited to be partnering with Variety SA to create a new precinct perfect for young ones at Adelaide Zoo.

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.

Complete with areas for children of all abilities to play and explore, the new Variety Children’s Zoo will potentially feature things like balance beams and ladders for our charismatic goats, climbing branches for our friendly quokkas and a dedicated presentation area for keepers to share stories about their animal friends.


Located next to our ever-popular Nature’s Playground and connected via aerial walkways catering for all abilities, the Variety Children’s Zoo is set to be the first stop for families during their visit to Adelaide Zoo.

Help us make this epic area better than ever before!

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 will commence in early 2019, so now is the time to help make this exciting project happen!

As a conservation charity, your support will help us build a wild new Variety Children’s Zoo!

There are two ways that you can be involved.


1. 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 our new Variety Children’s Zoo?


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 for just $160!


Help us connect future generations with nature and encourage the children in your life to become the conservationists of tomorrow.

Give your youngest loved ones the gift of five years to enjoy all that both Adelaide and Monarto Zoos have to offer with a Variety Children’s Zoo Founding Membership gift voucher for only $160.

There are a limited number of founding membership gift vouchers available, so don’t delay – organise yours today!

Become a founding member!*




Please note:

New members can redeem their gift voucher at any time within 12 months of date of purchase.

Existing members can redeem their gift voucher on expiry of their current membership.

1.       The gift voucher is non-transferable and is redeemable for one (1)  5-year Variety Children’s Zoo Founding Membership only.

2.       The gift voucher must be redeemed within 12 months of date of purchase and is non-refundable.

3.       The child for whom the gift voucher is redeemed must be aged 14 years or under at time of redemption

4.       The child for whom the gift voucher is redeemed must be a South Australian resident at time of redemption

5.       No further discounts apply for children under 4 years of age

6.       The gift voucher cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any other offer

7.       Children who turn 15 years or older during the 5-year term of their Variety Children’s Zoo Founding Membership are entitled to use their membership for the full 5-year term but must pay concession or adult price for all add-ons including but not limited to events, brief animal encounters and behind the scenes experiences

8.       All other terms and conditions of the Variety Children’s Zoo Founding Membership are as per the terms and conditions of annual membership listed on the Zoos SA website  

9.       A $25 joining fee applies once per household for new or lapsed members on redemption of gift voucher

10.   On redemption of gift voucher you can choose to pick up your membership pack for free from Adelaide Zoo or request it be posted to you ($5 fee applies for postage)

2. Be the face of the Variety Children’s Zoo

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

We’re so excited to be creating a larger-than-life art installation made up of the many amazing faces of our zoo community, and you can be a part of it.

Your images will be combined into a breathtaking representation of our most iconic animals, which will take centre stage in our 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. Yes, you heard correctly. Your fur family qualifies to have their face as part of our art installation!

Make sure you’re part of it now. Have your face etched into Adelaide Zoo’s history at our new Variety Children’s Zoo.

Be the face of the Variety Children’s Zoo!

Our otter pups are beginning to come out of the den and explore their habitat - just look how adorable they are!

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