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


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


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High season:
March 19 - October 12, 2015
Low Season:
October 13, 2015 - March 31, 2016

General Admission

Low Season 2015: $23
High Season 2015: $24.95

Senior (60+)

Low Season 2015: $21
High Season 2015: $22.95

Child (3 - 15)

Low Season 2015: $15
High Season 2015: $16.95

Infant (2 & under)


Parking lots: 

Parking $8

Event Parking: $8

North parking lots: Open 365 days a year.

West parking lot: Open 365 days a year, including during the winter for access to St. Patrick's Island. West Gate entrance to the zoo ends on October 13, 2015.

Click here for Member parking information.

Click here for Public parking information.


Gates & Services

Summer Hours
(March 19, 2015 to October 12, 2015)

Gates open 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Concession and Retail:

  • Open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., including Kitamba Java and Penguin Café.

  • ​Kitamba Café is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Our outdoor Concession locations are open dependant on weather and volume of attendance from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


  • Savannah, TransAlta Rainforest, and Eurasian Gateway, 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

  • Exception Penguin Plunge: last entrance at 4:15 p.m., building closes at 4:30 p.m.

Zoo Grounds close at 6 p.m.



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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Tiger Training

Our Amur tigers receive daily training at 11:30 a.m. in the Tiger Amphitheatre. During this talk, the keeper wears a mic and instructs the tiger to practice a series of actions for reward.

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