There are so many things to see and do at the zoo but one thing you can’t miss is our daily programs! The Calgary Zoo has a diverse set of free daily programs where visitors can learn all about our incredible animals, how we care for them, and how we can save them in the wild! These programs offer guests insider info on animals like our tigers, hippos and lions, right from the experts themselves!
The cutting-edge habitat meets the world’s most rigorous building standards, becoming the first project in Alberta to receive the prestigious award.
The Calgary Zoo will be closing the African Savannah building to perform necessary scheduled maintenance from April 29, 2019 – May 10, 2019, to ensure we maintain the highest level of care for the building’s residents. The building is scheduled to be reopened to the public on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Due to this closure, we have made some temporary changes to our Daily Programs!
Calgary’s wildest dining experience returns May 10, 2019, as Grazers restaurant opens for its fifth summer at the Calgary Zoo.
Situated next to the alpaca and rhea yard, Grazers’ one-of-a-kind location is just one of the elements that keeps animal-lovers and foodies alike coming back for more. Another? The thoughtfully prepared, sustainable menu. The restaurant is committed to providing healthy, locally sourced meals through sustainable and humane practices. The majority of its menu is prepared from fresh, Alberta-grown ingredients, including herbs and vegetables grown right at the zoo itself!
The Calgary Zoo is thrilled to participate in PLANTED, a celebration of Calgary’s best vegan and vegetarian cuisine!
Some of Calgary’s top restaurants and chefs are featuring PLANTED themed menus around the city. The closing celebration will take place at the zoo on April 25, 2019, starting at 7:00 p.m., and feature a PLANTED Tasting Menu as well as great interactive events to celebrate all things vegetables and creativity.
We have a super eggciting Easter weekend planned for you. Easter Eggstravaganza from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday/Saturday and Easter Brunch on Sunday means we’ll be celebrating all weekend long! With so much happening, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve outlined every must-do item to help you plan the perfect trip to the zoo this weekend. Here’s your guide to Easter at the zoo:
Add free Time Ticketing: Free of charge, book a special time during the day to visit the pandas during spring break (March 22-31). Select your arrival time to visit Panda Passage, and enjoy a fast entry to the habitat! Time tickets allow you to skip the lines, and know exactly when you’ll gain entry to see the pandas.