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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ZOO YEAR’S EVE – Bring in 2016 in a wild way and with a roar!

Roar in the New Year at the zoo with ZOO YEARS EVE and enjoy the best of ZOOLIGHTS and more!

Find yourself every year wondering what to do to bring in the New Year with your kids and still have the latter half of the evening for an adult celebration? ZOO YEAR’S EVE is the answer!

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Holiday recipes 2015

Pastry chef Sara Lawson shows off new holiday recipes- new classics to introduce to your family this season!

It’s the holiday season, and that can mean a busy time in the kitchen! To make your holiday menu planning a little easier, here are three great dessert recipes from our zoo catering team. The zoo kitchens make these treats for holiday parties and weddings, and these are all items served at our Christmas Buffets. Even better- they’re all fairly simple to make.

Pastry chef Sara Lawson has concocted seasonal recipes that are a great twist on classic tastes. That way you can spice up your tried and true holiday baking plans with these sweet treats. After all, this is the season of festive traditions- why not start some new ones?

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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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All wrapped up in planning ZOOLIGHTS

The Calgary Zoo team is getting ready for ZOOLIGHTS 2015!

If you’re a Calgarian, then you know that there is one major seasonal event that the zoo hosts every winter. That’s right, it’s almost time for ZOOLIGHTS!

Calgary’s favourite holiday tradition is back (running from November 27, 2015- January 2, 2016), and with it comes 1.5 million LED lights, activities, and memories to be made.

With all of those twinkling lights, what is it like getting ready for this big event? We caught up with Aaron Cunningham and Kelsey Van Raay, two employees with the ZOOLIGHTS know-how.

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