Child (3 - 15)
Infant (2 & under)
Event Parking: $5
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.
Gates & Services
(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)
Please note that Prehistoric Park is closed to prepare for the arrival of the animatronic dinosaurs in 2015. The exhibit will reopen in March 2015.
Please note that the interior of Penguin Plunge will be closed from Dec.4 – Dec. 18 to replace the indoor public pathway flooring in the building. Guests will still be able to visit the birds, as some will be outside in the yard, weather dependent. The building is expected to reopen to the public on Dec. 19. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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.
The Calgary Zoo is Calgary’s top tourist attraction. Bring your kids for an unforgettable, fun-filled day. Meet our captivating penguins in an Antarctic environment; visit majestic giraffes, bellowing hippos and colourful mandrills in Africa; our cool cats - tigers, lynx and snow leopards in Eurasia; or the stars of the Canadian Wilds – our bears, cougars and wolves.
Entrance through North (Main) gate on St. George's Drive ONLY. West gate is closed. Parking fees apply.
Join the zoo and can come by whenever you like. Pop in just to peek at the penguins, take a trip to see the tigers, or visit them all!Learn More
Eating & Dining
Stomach growling? Head over to Kitamba Café or one of our many food kiosks throughout the Calgary Zoo.Learn More
Gifts & Souvenirs
Our gift shops offer practical items – rainwear, batteries and sunscreen – as well as a selection of gifts, collectibles and souvenirs.Learn More
Rides & Play Areas
Take a break while the kids burn off some extra energy. The zoo’s huge play areas have tons of activities for kids of all ages.Learn More
Need an ATM or a wagon for the kids? Lost your kids?! Here are some guest services that may be helpful for you.Learn More
Security, Health & Safety
The Calgary Zoo is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone – staff, volunteers, visitors and our animals.Learn More