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ZOOLIGHTS 25 Anniversary
Zoo Activities

ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company

ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back for its 25th year! Calgary's award winning, magical holiday tradition will be glowing for six weeks of festive family-friendly fun from November 19 - January 2. Enjoy all the magic of ZOOLIGHTS while supporting wildlife conservation - it's a win-win! 

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Beary Merry Holiday Party
Zoo Activities

A Beary Merry Holiday Party (18+)

Eat, drink, and be 'Beary Merry' at the Calgary Zoo! Designed for small groups, this adults only holiday party is the perfect way for you and your small business team, clients, group of friends, family to toast the season in a fun, festive, and zoo-nique way. It’s a holiday party to remember. 

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Festive Feast 2020
Zoo Activities

Festive Feast Curbside Takeaway

Our Festive Feast Curbside Takeaway is back! Let our award-winning culinary team prepare a chef-created holiday dinner, with all the trimmings, for you and your loved ones to enjoy in the comfort your own home, while supporting the zoo's wildlife conservation initiatives at the same time.

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Zoolights Zoo Year's Eve
Zoo Activities

ZOOLIGHTS: ZOO YEAR’S EVE (family-friendly)

Celebrate the last night of the year with the best and brightest backdrop in the city - ZOOLIGHTS! You'll be able to enjoy all the fun of ZOOLIGHTS with extra special entertainment including numerous countdowns - so your little ones don't have to stay up too late to partake in the fun! It's a festive way to help you and your loved one’s ring in the new year while supporting the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives.  

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ZOOLIGHTS:Zoo Years Eve Adults Only
Zoo Activities

ZOOLIGHTS: ZOO YEAR’S EVE Late Night (Adults only 18+)

Ring in the new year in a zoonique way!  For the first time ever, we are keeping the lights on till midnight to celebrate the New Year! This adults only late night event will include the beauty of ZOOLIGHTS and an extra special light show on the Zoo Bridge repeating all night long.  Cheer on the countdown and spend the evening with the ones you love.  Add-on one of our special celebration bento boxes and a glass of prosecco to make this a night to remember while supporting the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives.  

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Dinny tshirt
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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Kids looking at a Western lowland gorilla
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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Gorillas
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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Whooping crane stock
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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