10/10/2019 all-day

This is a recurring event:


Botanic Park
Botanic Park
Plane Tree Dr, Adelaide SA 5000
City of Adelaide


City of Adelaide’s Bat Camp event, and the Bat Trail will educate children/families about the Grey-headed Flying Foxes that live in Botanic Park and around the River Torrens.
The Flying foxes first came to Adelaide in 2010 and set up a colony around Botanic Park. They are ‘refugees’ from NSW and Queensland where habitat destruction, climate change and drought has forced them to look for other places to live.

The aim of each event is to educate the community about the animals – why they’re here, how they live and health information (e.g. not handling them).

Bat Camp!

Marvel at one of Adelaide’s most marvellous animals, the Grey-headed Flying-fox. Local bat experts will delight kids (aged 5-12) including visiting the bats at their roost, kite-making, drawing/painting, peering through microscopes in the ‘Bat Cave’ and a demonstration with live animals by the Adelaide Zoo.

When: 9 to 10 October, morning and afternoon sessions available.
Where: Botanic Park, Adelaide (near the entrance to the Zoo).
Who: 5 to 12 years old

To register and for more information visit City of Adelaide’s What’s On HERE

A City of Adelaide partnership with the SA Museum, Adelaide Zoo, University of Adelaide, Department of Environment, SA Health and Fauna Rescue SA.


Bat Trail!

Walk the Bat Trail and look for the 25 bat tags to learn more about Adelaide’s Grey-headed Flying-foxes. See if you can find them all! Located along the banks of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari, adjacent Botanic Park.

The Bat Trail will be accessible from the beginning of October until mid-December and can be accompanied by an activity booklet, available for download online, or selected cafes listed on the City of Adelaide’s What’s On.

When: October to mid-December
Where: The banks of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari, adjacent Botanic Park
Who: 5 to 12 years old

For more information visit HERE