Begins March 18, 2016
October 13, 2015 - March 17, 2016
Low Season 2015: $23
High Season 2015: $24.95
Low Season 2015: $21
High Season 2015: $22.95
Child (3 - 15)
Low Season 2015: $15
High Season 2015: $16.95
Infant (2 & under)
Event Parking $7
North parking lots: Open 365 days a year.
West parking lot: Currently closed.
Click here for Member parking information.
Click here for Public parking information.
Gates & Services
High Season Hours
(March 18, 2016 to October 13, 2016)
Gates open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concession and Retail:
Kitamba Café is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., while Kitamba Java and Penguin Café are open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Outdoor concession locations like Dairy Bar and Tribal Treats will open on weekends on March 26 (Easter weekend).
All outdoor concessions subject to visitor attendance and weather.
Buildings and Habitats:
African Savannah, Eurasian Gateway, Canadian Wilds (including Cequel Lodge), Prehistoric Park: 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
TransAlta Rainforest: 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Penguin Plunge: 9 a.m. - last entrance at 4:15 p.m, building closure at 4:30 p.m. Hours will extend May long weekend.
Penguin Plunge schedule changes back September 6, 2016: last entrance at 4:15 p.m., building closes at 4:30 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.
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.
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