ZOOcation care at Adelaide Zoo

ZOOcation is a school holiday program for 5 – 12 year olds. Come along from 9am – 4pm and spend the day with a qualified Conservation Educator exploring the Adelaide Zoo.

Join us for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience. Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home.

The day is filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends. Drop off time is 9am, and pick up at 4pm.

This is a popular program so be sure to secure your place.

In January, Adelaide Zoo is travelling back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Want to find out what it would be like to be a Dinosaur Keeper? Join our qualified Conservation Educators for ZOOcation Care and take part in our day-long program at the Zoo. We will be searching the Zoo for our life-size dinosaurs and heading into the Zoo’s food stores to see what we can find to feed them! Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years old, the day is jam-packed full of activities, games… and of course our amazing animals!

If you are unable to attend but would like to be kept informed when the April program becomes available please email us and we will include you on our mailing list.

December-January ZOOcation Care program



  • December 19th – 22nd 2016


  • January 9th – 13th 2017
  • January 16th – 20th  2017
  • January 23rd – 25th 2017

You will be required to read and accept the ZOOcation Care terms and conditions before purchasing a ticket.

ZOOcation Care Terms and Conditions

There are 30 places per day, so don’t delay. You can book your child for more than one day however be aware that the ZOOcation Care program is the same each day and some of the experiences will be repeated, such as attending hands-on animal presentations.

Our ZOOcation Care leaders are qualified and registered teachers with the South Australian Teachers Registration Board.

5 to 12 year olds (5 year olds must have spent some of 2016 at school)
$65 Zoos SA non-members
$55 Zoos SA members

Book Zoocation for member use

Book Zoocation Care for non-member use

To book this program over the phone please contact our Bookings Team on tel (08) 8267 3255.

Enquiries regarding the program
Contact Adelaide Zoo Learning (08) 8230 1258 or email

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5 to 12 year olds (5 year olds must have attended school in 2016)
Adelaide Zoo - Enter Gate 3 Plane Tree Drive
Program Type
Vacation Care (9am to 4pm)
$65 Zoos SA non-members
$55 Zoos SA members

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