Spring break the right way at the Calgary Zoo! Here are our top ten tips…

The Calgary Zoo is situated in the heart of Calgary, Alberta, just an hour's drive from the Canadian Rockies.

Spring has sprung in Calgary- and so has Spring Break! The first day of this lovely season is March 20, which means it’s that time of year where #yyc weather will begin to warm, and students are looking for some fun during their time off.

If you’re searching for a unique outing and want to try out some engaging attractions during this time with your kids, look no further than the Calgary Zoo.

We’ve got the fun (and the variety) to keep your family entertained this spring break.

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Heed the call of the Cretaceous and join us for Dinosaurs Alive 2016!

Become part of the prehistoric family at the Iguanodon photo of in Dinosaurs Alive!

The Calgary Zoo will once again venture back in time with the re-opening of our prehistoric park on March 18. Returning for the season will be more than twenty animatronic dinosaurs and beloved roving mascots Rex and Sam, the latter being our adventurous junior paleontologist whose mission is to share his love of all things dino. Catch them both throughout the park daily and make sure to take a selfie with a Tyrannosaurus rex!

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Dinosaurs Alive…hibernating for the winter?

A worker attaches the leg of an animatronic dinosaur for the Dinosaurs Alive exhibit.

If you’re wandering the Calgary Zoo in the coming months, you might stop by Prehistoric Park (PHP)– only to find it closed for the season on November 1. Why? Well don’t worry, these dinos aren’t going extinct- it’s more like a hibernation of sorts….

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Are you ready for Dinosaurs Alive?


Travel back to a time when triceratops and iguanodons roamed the earth! This March, the Calgary Zoo is proud to bring back Dinosaurs Alive, an animatronic dinosaur exhibit that will allow you to experience what Alberta might have looked like when dinosaurs reigned supreme. Member preview week is from March 11 to March 18, 2015, and then come March 19, the dinos are unleashed on the rest of our visitors!

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