Go local this Easter Eggstravaganza with our top five tips!

It’s time for Easter Eggstravaganza, a classic two days of springtime fun at the Calgary Zoo.

Join us April 14 and 15, when kids of all ages can explore, create, and learn. This year we looked close to home for our inspiration — the Eggstravaganza is packed with local organizations who want to help us celebrate with face painting, bunny races, cookie decorating and more!

Hop to it! We’ve packed these two days with all the Easter fun your family can find.

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Introducing the grey wolf- the leader of the pack

Are you voting for the leader of the pack?

Are you hearing the call of the wild? That howl is the distinctive voice of the wolf, a species that values strong social bonds and teamwork. Is the dashing grey wolf up to the challenge of being “Canada’s Greatest Animal?” Read more

Oh Canada! A calling to name Canada’s Greatest Animal

Meet the 'eh team'! Who will you vote for to be Canada's Greatest Animal?

The national animal of Canada has been the beaver since 1975. For years the determined rodent has represented Canuck history and a resilient attitude. Sure they’re tough, and can flash a great set of teeth, but is this truly the ambassador that modern Canadians are looking for?

As Canada celebrates our 150 birthday, it’s time to take a look at who represents the people of this great nation. A movement is growing- citizens looking for the national animal that represents the mature and diverse country that Canada has become. With a little flexing of our democratic muscles, constituents can finally crown “Canada’s Greatest Animal.”

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ILLUMINASIA: The Festival Guide 2016

The brightest fall event is returning to Calgary in 2016! The Calgary Zoo’s ILLUMINASIA Lantern & Garden Festival presented by Sinopec Canada is back and bigger than before- and we’re not just talking the size of the lanterns!

For those looking to get lost in the glow of a beautiful walk in the gardens, or aiming to take in the brand new stage show, there is something for everyone who likes a night out at the zoo. Here is your ‘how-to’ guide to enjoying ILLUMINASIA.

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Plan for the Best Easter Eggstravaganza Ever!

Easter Eggstravaganza presented by Cococo Chocolatiers

As Easter approaches we’re anticipating a bustling and action-packed weekend with lots of fun-filled activities. Get ready for bunny races, face painting, seed planting, cookie decorating and much more.

Here are tips to make your Easter Eggstravaganza visit go as smooth as the outside of a painted Easter egg – with sustainability in mind. You can hop over March 25 – 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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Family & Friends visiting for the Holidays? Take the crew to ZOOLIGHTS!

Bringing family and friends into town for the holidays? Escape the house and make memories at ZOOLIGHTS!

Holiday season is here, and that means being surrounded by the things you love…eggnog, cookies, and visiting family and friends. It’s always exciting to spend time with those you love, especially when they’ve traveled from out of town. However, sometimes the season can lend to festive cabin fever, and you need to get your group out of the house!

So where do you go when you need to entertain kids and adults alike? Look no further than the Calgary Zoo and ZOOLIGHTS, the one stop shop for the season’s classic activities, and Calgary’s number one holiday tradition.

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ILLUMINASIA: And Now for a Completely Different Date Night . . .

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It was time for the grown-ups to have a little fun. Part Two of the Calgary Zoo’s new fall program dubbed ILLUMINASIA had just begun when Philippa Wagner and her husband, Bayne, decided to grab their cameras and head to the grounds for a Saturday night date.

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