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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Workin’ it at Wedding Fair 2016

Did you check out The Wedding Fair in Calgary this past weekend?

If you didn’t have a chance to stop by and say hi (and try some delicious soup samples…) at our special booth, check out the photos to see this years’ display, and steal one of our recipes for your own kitchen.

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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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Calgary ZOOLIGHTS 2015 – A Family Affair

Calgary lifestyle blogger Leslie Brooks from Ruff Ruminations captured her family's visit to ZOOLIGHTS.

Guest blog: Leslie Brooks, Calgary lifestyle blogger at Ruff Ruminations.com.

Wonder fills my seven year old’s eyes as we see the first lights entering the zoo on a warm winter night, well warm for Calgary but I suppose that term is relative. You know it’s warm out because the zoo is packed even though ZOOLIGHTS has only just started. It’s 6 p.m. and the families are streaming in non-stop. I think the whole city has the same general rule, if you’ve got a free night and the temperature is above -5 degrees you better take your opportunity to enjoy the warm winter weather and go to ZOOLIGHTS!

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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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Why you need to make ZOOLIGHTS your new holiday tradition

Take your sweetheart out for a classic winter date night at ZOOLIGHTS!

Guest blog: Lauren Steeves, Junior Editor with Branded Magazine and It’s Date Night.

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about the holidays that brings out the inner-child in me. I get excited hearing Christmas carols, specifically Mariah Carey’s Christmas album. I thoroughly enjoy all the baking and probably eat one (or five) too many cookies and love the delicious combination of rum and eggnog. But I can’t help but get the most excited from the holiday spirit that fills our city and brings with it some of the most amazing events.

One event that you must go to this holiday season is ZOOLIGHTS. Now, I know what you might be thinking, “ZOOLIGHTS? Isn’t that something for kids?” and while it is a kid-friendly event, I discovered it’s actually the perfect setting for a romantic date night with your man, or a fun activity to go to with your girlfriends—so hear me out on this one.

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One Degree of Change Can Make a Huge Difference

ZOOLIGHTS this year features a brand new interactive light display that showcases the polar bear to talk about climate change.

While strolling through ZOOLIGHTS this year, you’ll find a new feature lighting up Zone 3. We have a new interactive light display that shines a spotlight on polar bears, and how they’re affected by climate change. While we don’t have polar bears at the zoo, what can you do to help them thrive?

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Experience ZOOLIGHTS: Top Five Holiday Traditions

ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo is the place to check out your top five holiday traditions.

Winter at the Calgary Zoo can be some kind of awesome.

On Nov. 27, 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. When ZOOLIGHTS began some 18 years ago it was dubbed Wild Lights but, back then, it was far from the conservation-focused $1-million event it’s become.

Between its lengthy history and an annual investment of new activities, 20 to 30 new light figures and more razzle dazzle — it’s no wonder it’s become a top family tradition for more than 120,000 people who attend its five-week run.

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Five holiday traditions you just can’t miss:

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