Celebrate NAIDOC Week at Adelaide Zoo
This is a recurring event:
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NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme for the 2019 NAIDOC Week celebrations is VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH; LET’S WORK TOGETHER FOR A SHARED FUTURE.
Join Adelaide Zoo these school holidays as they host their our own celebrations!
Your child will be taken on an interactive journey of Aboriginal culture, art and language as our Nocturnal House is transformed into an around the campfire storytelling landscape.
See artwork from Adelaide based aboriginal artist Elizabeth Close and hear music and stories from renowned performer and Ngarrindjeri elder Major “Moogy” Sumner, focusing on the night sky and stories told around the campfire.
Fun-filled activities, interesting displays, storytelling and live presentations will allow your child to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Kids can also learn about some of the very special nocturnal animals and how they move and interact at night.
Dont miss these special highlights:
Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group performance & workshop
Tuesday 9 July (all day)
Tal-Kin-Jeri provide education and training to promote a better understanding of Aboriginal culture. They provide performance, workshops and ceremonies to showcase Aboriginal dance, stories, music, language and culture. Come along to see them perform and get your chance to join in!
Dreamtime Animal Wildshow
Brought to you by SA Water
11:15am daily in the Envirodome (doors open 15 minutes prior)
Come along and join us as Dreamtime story books spring to real life in this up-close animal presentation.
Free Flight Show
1:15pm daily on the Central lawns (weather permitting)
Join in as they present ‘How the Birds got their colours’ on the Central Lawn daily. This wonderful story by Mary Albert of the Bardi people in Western Australia will be brought to life with the help of the birds at Adelaide Zoo.
All this is free for members and included with zoo entry!
Adelaide Zoo school holidays are proudly supported by SA Water.