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Yumm, feeding time! Excited to have some really tasty #fish. Who else loves #sushi?

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Did you know that the average male #lion weighs 400 lbs? I weigh 432. :) #aboveaverage

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Male red river hogs have large warts in front of their eyes that stick out almost four centimetres (1.6 inches), but they are usually hidden by their facial hair.

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Prices

General Admission

$23.00

Senior (60+)

$21.00

Child (3 - 15)

$15.00

Infant (2 & under)

Free

Parking

$7.00

Our north parking lots are open 365 days a year; due to City of Calgary construction, the southwest parking lot will not reopen until 2015.

Click here for Member parking information.

Click here for Public parking information.

Hours

Gates & Services

Winter Hours
(October 14, 2014 - March 20, 2015)

Gates open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Due to City of Calgary construction, the southwest gate will not reopen until 2015)

 

Fall/Winter

(October 14, 2014 to March 20, 2015)

Gates open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Concessions and Retail open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily*
Buildings:  Savannah, TransAlta Rainforest and Eurasian Gateway open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Penguin Plunge open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last guests in at 4:15 p.m.)
Zoo closes at 6 p.m.

* Concession and retail locations vary during the winter period.

NOTE: During the winter season, due to shorter daylight hours, some animals are “put to bed” before the darkness settles in, beginning as early as 3:30 p.m., both for their safety and the safety of our staff. Penguin Plunge closes at 4:30 p.m. as the light cycle in the building mimics our daylight hours. Also, as TransAlta Rainforest uses only natural light, it may close earlier in some periods.

 

Programs

Safari Lodge

Never mind the massive banquet hall that can be quickly converted into smaller, more intimate spaces; the selling feature here is the veranda overlooking the giraffes, zebras and ostriches. It’s like you’re dining right in Africa.

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Karsten Discovery Centre Auditorium

There’s more than just a big auditorium in this building, there’s a smaller theatre as well. So whatever your size of audience, you can present to them in comfort.

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Creature Feature

Meet your favourite animals up close and personal at the Calgary Zoo’s Creature Features. 

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