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Restoring balance between

Wildlife And Human Life, Together.

Bundle & Save This Summer

Our Wild After Hours adult-only experiences for Summer & Fall 2024 are now for sale. Get ready for a zoo-nique time!

Otters

A Journey Through the Canadian Wild

Wild Canada

Wild Canada is big. And in Wild Canada, even the smallest animals make a big impact. Visitors of all ages are sure to have big feelings when entering into their world.

We welcome you to take a journey through seven of Canada’s ecological zones, celebrating the wonder and diversity of a world where people, animals, and the land are connected.

Corks for Conservation

A wine-derful night out at the zoo

Corks For Conservation

Visit the zoo for an evening of wine and beverage tasting, interactive food stations, live music, photo booths, and other activities at this Wild After Hours adults-only event. Whether you’re admiring the animals or the lush gardens, the zoo’s vibrant atmosphere makes for a perfect night out with friends or a romantic date.

Corks for Conservation features a wide selection of both Canadian and international wine samples, and you’ll have the opportunity to sip and stroll through the entire zoo after hours.

Date: August 9th, 2024

Zoo Brew

Explore our Adult-Only Experiences

Wild After Hours

The zoo comes alive at night with Wild After Hours (adults-only) events. Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out or a wild night of adventure with friends, one thing is certain – a visit to any Wild After Hours event is sure to be a night to remember. So don’t miss out – join us for some zoo-nique fun!

Buy two events and save 10%, buy three or more and save 15%.

zoo map 2023

Zoo Map

Getting Around

Join us on our sustainability mission with our digital map.

Important zoo updates

What you need to know

Impact of Critical Water Main Break on Zoo Operations

On June 5, the City of Calgary experienced a significant water emergency which continues today. We’re working very closely with the City of Calgary and Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) to adjust our daily operations to ensure compliance with the Stage 4 City Mandatory Water Restrictions in place, while ensuring the safety, health and well-being of the animals we love and care for.

Here’s how we’re adapting:

  • Essential animal water stations will be maintained to ensure our animals’ well-being.
  • Our Animal Care, Health & Welfare (ACHW) team has implemented dry cleaning methods wherever and adjusting the frequency of habitat pool cleaning schedules.
  • Our irrigation systems are turned off
  • Our water fountains will remain on for now however we encourage visitors to bring water bottles or purchase water onsite

We appreciate your understanding as we make these necessary adjustments to support our community.

Animal Viewing Impact: Indoor Gorilla Habitat

From July 2 until approximately the end of the month, the western lowland gorilla troop will not be viewable in their indoor African Rainforest habitat while work is done on the viewing windows. The troop will be viewable in their outdoor habitat throughout the project (weather and animal participation permitting). The rest of the African Rainforest building will remain open and accessible throughout the project. Thank you for your understanding.

Animal Viewing Impact: African Savannah Yard

Hartmann’s mountain zebras and ostriches will be off-view until the end of the year while we complete exciting upgrades in the African Savannah Yard, including the construction of a new Savannah Barn for the animals. Our giraffe tower will continue to be viewable throughout the project. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Red pandas

Plan your visit

Get Up Close With Wildlife

It’s time to make some memories. Everything you need to know about tickets, parking, our animals, and more to plan an unforgettable day at the zoo can be found here.

Rockhopper Penguins

Memberships

Wild Journey Membership Program

To simplify our membership program, we’re moving to a two-tiered structure – Wild Explorers and Wild Adventurers. Discover your new membership and sweet, sweet perks.

Western lowland gorilla, Jasiri

Animal Zones

Discover Our Animals

From Penguin Plunge to Exploration Asia, our animal zones are home to over 100 species.

Events

Find What’s On Now

Whether you’re into brunch or seeing the zoo after hours, there’s an experience for everyone.

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Brunch Buffet

Every Sunday until November 10th

Sunday Safari Brunch

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Jul. 3rd – Aug. 28th

High Tea

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Aug. 10th – Aug. 24th

Gorilla Breakfast

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Calgary Zoo Wedding

Host an event

Host your event at the zoo

Wow your guests with one of the most unique locations in Calgary. From corporate events to holiday parties and weddings, we partner with you to create remarkable events.

Dr. Adriana penguin chick exam

Care & Conservation

Our Approach

We’re not just a zoo – we’re a conservation organization committed to making the world a wilder place.

Northern Leopard Frog release

The Wilder Institute

Let’s make the world a little wilder

The animals we care for aren’t only in the zoo. As a global authority on wildlife conservation, our efforts extend across Canada and around the world.