General Admission 


Senior (60+)


Child (3 - 15)


Infant (2 & under)


*All tickets purchased today will be valid until April 30, 2018.
To purchase tickets online, valid for visits May 1, 2018 and beyond, please check back on May 1, 2018 or call the zoo’s Guest Relations team at 403.232.9300.

Tickets purchased in low season, between October 10, 2017 and April 30, 2018, are valid only within this period. 

Parking lots:

Parking $10

North parking lots: Open 365 days a year.
210 St. George's Drive NE

West parking lot: re-opened. West Entry Gate is currently closed. 

Click here for Member parking information.

Click here for public parking information.

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Gates & Services

North gate open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.
Open 364 days a year, excluding December 25.
West Entry Gate is closed. 

Public Entrance:
210 St. George's Drive NE

Concessions and Retail:

  • Kitamba Café is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kitamba Java and Penguin Café are open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

  • Outdoor concession locations like Tribal Treats, Dairy Bar and Watering Hole are open May 1, but weather dependant.

  • Grazers restaurant will re-open for the season on May 7.

  • North Gift Shop is open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tiger's Den Gift Shop is open from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., weather depending. Trading Post is closed during the spring.

Buildings and Habitats:

  • African Savannah, TransAlta Rainforest, ENMAX Conservatory are open from 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. 

  • Canadian Wilds (including Cequel Lodge), Prehistoric Park and Land of Lemurs (excluding outdoor loop) open from 9 a.m. -  6 p.m. 

  • Penguin Plunge open at 9 a.m. Last entrance is at 4:15 p.m.

  • Panda Passage opens on May 7

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.

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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!

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Eating & Dining

Stomach growling? Head over to Kitamba Café or one of our many food kiosks throughout the Calgary Zoo.

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Gifts & Souvenirs

Our gift shops offer practical items – rainwear, batteries and sunscreen – as well as a selection of gifts, collectibles and souvenirs.

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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.

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Guest Services

Need an ATM or a wagon for the kids? Lost your kids?! Here are some guest services that may be helpful for you.

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Security, Health & Safety

The Calgary Zoo is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone – staff, volunteers, visitors and our animals.

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