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Upcoming events

There is always something fun happening at Alice Springs Desert Park. Mark your calendar for these exciting events.

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light

Friday 5 April  – Sunday 14 April 2019

Showcasing the oldest continuous culture on earth through the newest technologies. Registrations recommend.

Visit www.parrtjimaaustralia.com.au.

Bilby Buddies Weekend

Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 April 2019
Two days of fun filled activities with crafts, storytelling, special talks and presentations on the Easter Bilby and his friends. Plus a special appearance by ‘Bruce’ the Easter Bilby and an Easter Egg Hunt. Entry fees apply or a valid Territorian Pass.

Desert Explorers

Monday 15, Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 April 2019
Cooee! Calling all mini-zookeepers and eco-warriors to the Desert Explorer program. Spend the day with our crew exploring and taking part behind the scenes of an arid-zoo and botanic gardens. Be prepared to get your hands dirty as you help care for our animals and see some of the secrets of the desert. Suited to 8-12 years. Minimum numbers and bookings essential. $100 per child per day.

Our Country, Our Culture

Sunday 7 – Sunday 14 July 2019
Join the Desert Park in celebrating the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander during NAIDOC Week for Our Culture, Our Country. Culture is in our hearts, the landscape and in our blood. The oldest living culture on earth will come alive with stories, displays, films and hands on activities as we celebrate the Aboriginal people of the desert. Entry fees apply or a valid Territorian Pass.

Red Centre Bird Festival

Wednesday 4- 8 September 2019
The Red Centre is a haven for birds, filled with threatened species and diverse habitats. Explore Australia’s best birding destination in the heart of the outback. If you are luck you may spot Bourke’s Parrot, Dusky Grasswren, Spinifex Pigeon, Mulga Parrot & Rufous-crowned Emu-wren.  Take part in extended guided tours, short field trips, art and photography exhibitions and activities for nature lovers and those starting the journey. Program to be launched in April-May 2019.

For updated information check out the Facebook page.

Desert Explorers

Monday 30 September, Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 October 2018
Monday 7, Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 October 2018

Cooee! Calling all mini-zookeepers and eco-warriors to the Desert Explorer program. Spend the day with our crew exploring and taking part behind the scenes of an arid-zoo and botanic gardens. Be prepared to get your hands dirty as you help care for our animals and see some of the secrets of the desert. Book one day or all three! Suited to 8-12 years. Minimum numbers and bookings essential. $100 per child per day.

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