After dark Scavenger Hunt



Date: Thursday 15 April

Time: Open from 6pm - 8.30pm - allow approximately one hour. There will be staggered start times.

Where: Start at the Goodman Gate, Adelaide Botanic Garden (Enter via Hackney Road)

Who: 4-10 year olds - and their young at heart adults

Tickets: $15 per person (Children 2 yrs and younger join free)


We’re going on a Scavenger Hunt!

Gather your family, grab a torch and join us for an exciting Scavenger Hunt under the stars this school holiday!

It’s a special way to explore your city botanic garden, when night critters come out and mysterious noises tickle your ears.

Over the course of an hour, you will head off on an expedition through the garden with your family to reach plotted activity stations and complete fun side activities along the way.

There will be clues to find, things to collect, discoveries to be made!

Focused on the senses, you’ll meet night creatures, listen to stories and interact with our natural environment.

Who knows what you might find?


What to bring

A torch or headlamp, water, sturdy walking shoes and a jacket. Your Scavenger Hunt Kit will be provided on check-in.


Ticketed parking is available in front of the Goodman Building and State Herbarium on Hackney Road.

The garden's toilets will be open.

No refreshments available – BYO Scavenger Hunt drinks and snacks.

Staff will on site to guide and support scavenger hunters.

Weather policy

Cancellation only in extreme weather conditions. We will notify you prior to the event if it is cancelled and reschedule the event. Refunds will apply if you are not available to attend the rescheduled event.


The event has wheelchair access, however patrons are advised that the event is on a combination of sealed paths, grass and undulating surfaces.


The Botanica Lumina program is proudly supported by Major Sponsor SA Power Networks.

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