Munaintyanangku, tunturri. (Always was, always will be)

Illuminate Adelaiderlu Kaurna Miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku tampinthi (Illuminate Adelaide acknowledges the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains)

Yaintya yartangka ngadlu tikanthi, kuma tirkanthi, kuma warpulayinthi. (These are the lands we live, learn and work on)

Ngadlurlu Purkarna pukinangku, yalarra, kuma tarrkarritya tampinthi. (We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging)

Translation provided, with thanks, by Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi

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Past Event
World Premiere

SOLD OUT: Light Creatures

Various artists

8 July to 8 August

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Thu 08 July - Sun 08 August

Thu, Fri, Sun 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Sat 6.30pm - 10.30pm


Allow 120 mins


Adelaide Zoo


Masks will be mandatory at all our events and will need to be worn for the duration. Please consider our environment and come prepared with your own mask.

Full price $30.00

Zoos SA Member $26.00

Group of 4 $108.00

Group of 4, Zoos SA Member $93.00

Please note your ticket offers admittance to Adelaide Zoo for the event only. The zoo will not be open for animal viewing and Adelaide Zoo Entry Terms and Conditions apply.

Please be advised this event includes water-based haze.

Need a hand booking? Contact the friendly team at Adelaide Zoo or take a look through Adelaide Zoo's FAQs.

Zoos SA Members can book their member priced tickets here.

Companion Card booking info can be found here.


Wheelchair Accessible and accessible toilets adjacent to Nature's Playground with a hoist facility which requires a carer to operate. Auslan interpretation of all installations are available by scanning the QR code at each artwork.


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We are thrilled to tell you that the world premiere season of Light Creatures will now be extended until Sunday 08 August! Masks will be mandatory at all our events and will need to be worn for the duration. Please consider our environment and come prepared with your own mask.

For more COVID Safe information click here.


Step inside the gates of Adelaide Zoo after dark and enter a whole new world. In an enchanting twist on the animal kingdom, Light Creatures blends nature and imagination for a wild night like no other.

Adelaide Zoo and Illuminate Adelaide, in collaboration with A Blanck Canvas, Elizabeth Close, Jack Buckskin, Jimy McGilchrist and Monkeystack, invite you to discover illuminations and large-scale lanterns inspired by the colourful and captivating characters of the zoo’s regular residents – from giant pandas rolling playfully across the iconic lawns to towering giraffes reaching to the night sky. And, when it’s time to rest, you can soak up the winter market experience and enjoy a selection of warming food and drink at the cafes, pop up stalls and bars.

Embrace the winter nights and bring the entire family along to explore, discover and interact.

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Image credit: A Blanck Canvas