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Zoo Activities

In the Heat of the Night (Adult Only 18+)

This zoo-nique experience is the perfect way for you and your special someone to enjoy a date night! Start the evening with a romantic four-course dinner made with love by our award-winning culinary team in the ENMAX conservatory gardens. Enjoy live music, a cash bar, and an unforgettable “adults only” presentation (with pictures) about how animals show their love in the wild.

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Zoo Activities

FOCUSED

Catch the morning light and the Canadian Wilds animals at their finest! Shutterbugs ages 16+ will be able to capture amazing photos of Canadian animals and the zoo grounds – without the crowds. Full day admission is included with your ticket, so be sure to stick around after the event ends to explore the rest of the zoo grounds

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Zoo Activities

Quest for the Golden Giraffe (Family-friendly)

Prepare to explore like never before! QUEST is a game series that puts you inside a story — where you choose what happens next! On this adventure, each choice you make sends you and your team in a new direction through select areas of the zoo as you try to find your way to the finish.

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Zoo Activities

Pub Quiz: St. Paddy's Day

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with a brew or two as you delve into all things ‘green’ in nature. Dinner, drinks, live quiz rounds and prizes make up this fun adult only (18+) night out. 

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Zoo Activities

2022 Safari Sunday Brunch

Swing by the zoo for a wild brunch buffet every Sunday from January 16, 2022 to November 13, 2022! Prepared by our incredible catering team and filled with all your breakfast favourites, there's a reason Sunday Safari Brunch has been a staple of zoo dining for years!

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Conservation

Shop Our Online Store

Dinny t-shirts are on sale now! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the dino lover in your life, you’re in luck. We're honouring the Calgary Zoo's oldest resident with a collection of Dinny t-shirts, locally designed by C of Dead. Visit our onsite or online gift shop to find an assortment of wonderful souvenirs that celebrate some of the world's most iconic species - don't forget that each purchase made helps support wildlife conservation!

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Camps/Programs

Fall PD & Winter Break Day Camps

Registration for Fall PD and Winter Break Day Camps is open! Discover the natural world and all its wonder through themed programming developed by our experienced conservation education team. Come join the adventure! 

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Conservation

Gorillas on the Line

Some cell phone parts use coltan - an ore mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The deforestation and mining associated with coltan production has impacted and displaced gorillas, moving them closer to extinction. Recycling our electronic devices reduces the demand for coltan mining. When we lessen the demand for coltan, we are helping to protect gorillas in the wild! 

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Conservation

Zooniverse: Whooping Crane Project

We need your help! This year, the Calgary Zoo is working together with Canadian Wildlife Service, Parks Canada and the International Crane Foundation to determine whether we can use high-resolution satellite imagery to monitor whooping cranes. Channel your inner conservation researcher and join us in testing this new monitoring method!

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Conservation

ZooCare: Adopt a Species

Are you looking for a unique gift idea for the animal lover in your life? Did you know that the ZooCare program allows you to symbolically adopt a species of your choosing and contribute to the care of over 1,000 animals that call the zoo home? You will receive a tax receipt for 100 per cent of your your gift and you can help support to provide these amazing creatures with specially designed diets and enrichment activities to encourage natural behaviours and enhance their lives. It is easy to give and so meaningful!

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