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)
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)
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