Face painting at Easter Eggstravaganza. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski

Warmer weather is finally on its way, and so is Spring Break! The first day of this lovely season is March 20, and everyone is looking forwards to seeing the uncharacteristically cold weather thaw. As visitors come out of winter hibernation, students are on break and looking for some fun!

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.

Spring break the right way at the Calgary Zoo! Here are your top ten tips:

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ZOOLIGHTS: What to do in cold weather?

Enjoy the warmth of a roaring fire during a winter evening.

Calgary is experiencing some wintry temperatures – so what does that mean for your ZOOLIGHTS visit? We’ve got you covered, so get your glow on at ZOOLIGHTS and make memories, despite the chill. Here are our tips for a cold weather trip.

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Join us on September 17 for Swift Fox Day!

We’re celebrating one of the Canadian prairie’s most iconic species- the swift fox! This little fox might be small in size, but their status within their ecosystem is HUGE. So why is it important to celebrate (and save) this fox? Join us on September 17 for a day of fun and festivities.

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Transforming the zoo gardens into ‘Zooville’

The Christmas tree in the main Garden Gallery is a sight to see this year!

The wonderful world of Dr. Seuss has come alive in the ENMAX Conservatory thanks to the efforts of our Horticulture team. The display has incorporated the zoo’s commitment to sustainability, and the team has been recycling and re-using products to create the amazing Zooville setting. Horticulturalist Corinne Hannah took the lead on an incredible project that took months to prepare.

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Keep warm on a winter's night at ZOOLIGHTS- cozy up to one of the many fire pits.

The week of December 5, 2016 has been a chilly week in Calgary! With temperatures reaching under -30°C with wind chill, our favourite city on the prairies has been feeling the cold. ZOOLIGHTS had to be cancelled on December 6 and 7, but the end is in sight!

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Top Five Family Activities at ZOOLIGHTS

No ZOOLIGHTS visit is complete without a visit to Santa! Young or old, this photo op is a classic.

There’s so much to do at the Calgary Zoo during the holidays! On November 25, when we flick on the switch to ZOOLIGHTS presented by JSS Barristers, the grounds will be transformed into a twinkling wonderland for the entire family – until January 8, 2017.

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ZOOLIGHTS ready for the holidays! Photo credit: Sergei Belski

Winter at the Calgary Zoo can be some kind of awesome. On November 25, when we flick on the switch to ZOOLIGHTS presented by JSS Barristers, the grounds will be transformed into a twinkling wonderland for the entire family – until January 8, 2017. When ZOOLIGHTS began some 19 years ago it was dubbed Wild Lights but, back then, it was far from the conservation-focused $1-million event it’s become.

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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 25, 2016- January 8, 2017), 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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Don’t miss a thing! Check our ILLUMINASIA Itinerary

Have you been down to the zoo to take in the incredible lanterns at ILLUMINASIA Lantern and Garden Festival presented by Sinopec Canada? If not, we have the perfect itinerary ready for you to make the most your night. Read more

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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