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Every budding zoologist knows that the many mysteries of the animal kingdom are revealed just as the moon appears.

Step through the gates of the historic Adelaide Zoo after dark to experience a mesmerising and immersive tribute to the natural world.

Like nature at its best, this family-friendly highlight of Illuminate Adelaide continues to grow and evolve, and after two hit sell-out seasons in 2021 and 2022 you’ll be meeting new species of larger-than-life characters and interactive installations, alongside your favourites.

Witness gentle giants that wake at sunset, gaze up at floating jellyfish in the underwater world, and be swept away by the spectacle of the newest Light Creature for 2023 – the majestic golden Falcon.

So grab your friends and family, to prepare for a wild night of adventure!

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"invokes a sense of childlike wonder and curiosity that can be enjoyed by all ages"
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Thu 29 June - Sun 23 July
Thu - Sun


Adelaide Zoo

Frome Rd, Adelaide SA 5000

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General Admission
Groups of 4
Under 4 years
FREE - however a $0.00 ticket is required for entry
Zoos SA Members
Zoos SA Members Group of 4


Wheelchair Access
Auslan Interpreted

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.


Zoos SA Members

Zoos SA Members can book their member priced tickets HERE.


Allow 60 mins

Food & Drink

Food and beverage options will be available for purchase from select outlets on Adelaide Zoo grounds during the event.


Please be advised this event includes water-based haze.

Ticketing Info

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.

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

For Companion Card booking information, please click here.

Base Camp

Back for another round in 2023, Base Camp is the perfect place to start or finish your night out!

Located a stone's throw from Adelaide Zoo in Rundle Park/Kadlitpina, grab a drink or a bite to eat to begin your Illuminate Adelaide journey.

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