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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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General Admission


Senior (60+)


Child (3 - 15)


Infant (2 & under)




Our north parking lots are open 365 days a year; due to City of Calgary construction, the southwest parking lot will not reopen until later in the summer or early fall.

Click here for Member parking information.

Click here for Public parking information.


The zoo is closed Friday, September 5 due to Zoogala setup.  We apologize for any inconvenience, and will reopen Saturday, September 6.

Gates & Services

(March 21 - October 2014)

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

Concessions Hours:

Kitamba Café 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Kitamba Java and Penguin Café 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Dairy and Tribal Treats 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily (weather dependent)

Zoo Grounds close at 6 p.m.


Savannah, TransAlta Rainforest and Eurasian Gateway 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Penguin Plunge last entrance at 5:45 p.m., building closes at 6 p.m.
(Penguin Plunge hours vary as the light cycle inside the building mimics daylight hours)


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The zoo’s stunning surroundings go with every dress. The grounds also provide the perfect setting for weddings of all sizes. Look through photos of what’s possible at the zoo. We’re sure you’ll get inspired by seeing some of the options for your big day.

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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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