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Upcoming events

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

Time to Take Action

Friday 7 to Sunday 9 September 2018
It’s time to act now! In light of National Threatened Species Day on 7 September, discover how you can take action and how the Desert Park has made change in helping our threatened plants and animals. Entry fees apply or a valid Territorian Pass.

Red Centre Bird Festival

Wednesday 19 – 23 September 2018
The Red Centre is a haven for birds, filled with diverse habitats. Get amongst it and enjoy what the Centre has to offer at the Red Centre Bird Festival.
Events include: Birds for beginners, Breakfast with the birds, Photography Tours, Birds at Sunset, Birds and Bats at Simpsons Gap, Bird Art in the Park Exhibition, photography competitions and prizes and much much more.

View the Red Centre Bird Festival 2018 Program (1.7 mb)
View the Red Centre Bird Festival 2018 Photography Competition Entry Form (822.5 kb)
For updated information check out the Facebook page.

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light

Friday 28 September – Sunday 7 October 2018

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


Passport to the Park

Saturday 1 – Sunday 14 October 2018
Earn rewards when exploring the Desert Park! Collect a Passport and record your sightings, guess the clues and take part in the challenges. Entry fees apply or a valid Territorian Pass.

Desert Explorers

Monday 1, Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 October 2018
Monday 8, Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 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.

View Desert Explorer Program flyer (810.3 kb)
Download the Desert Explorer Program booking form (798.9 kb)

Spirit of Christmas

Saturday 15 – Monday 24 December 2018
In the spirit of Christmas take part in daily activity ranging from nature craft, science experiments and specialised talks. Entry fees apply or a valid Territorian Pass.

View Spirit of Christmas flyer (507.6 kb)

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