ZooDunnit (Adults Only 18+)

A famous zoologist has been murdered at a zoo fundraiser and we need YOU to crack the case! While your team of detectives enjoys food & drinks at three different venues inside the zoo, you'll have a chance to interact with a cast of shady characters to gather clues. By the end of the night, you'll know everything you need to solve the mystery. Dinner — and justice — will be served!

Here's what to expect for this experience:

WHEN: Friday, October 22 , 2021

WHERE: Calgary Zoo TIME(S): First timed ticket entry is 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Last time ticket entry is 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Game runs until 10:00 p.m. Entries will be staggered in 30 min intervals to ensure a better customer experience.

WHAT: Book tickets for your team. Solve the crime. Adult beverages will be available for purchase in several locations you visit along the way from 5:00 p.m. – 9:30p.m. Food stations are included with your ticket however no other food will be available for purchase during this event. Debit or credit is preferred but cash is accepted.



*All guests must be 18+ years of age and will be ID'd at the gate before entrance as per our AGLC license – everyone will be checked.


  • This is an adult only (18+) experience. Guests arriving for ZooDunnit accompanied by children/infants will not be admitted. No refunds will be provided.

  • This game is intended to be enjoyed after hours. As such, animal buildings will not be accessible and animals may not be available for viewing outdoors during this experience as they will have settled down for their evening sleep.

  • The zoo remains open to the public until 5:00 p.m. (last day admission timed ticket entry is at 4:00 p.m.) as per normal operating hours.

  • You will need use of a cell phone with data to play this game. Please ensure you have at least one phone with a full battery and data capabilities.

We appreciate your understanding.


  • Click here to see the Menu

    GF = Gluten-friendly | DF = Dairy-friendly | V = Vegetarian

    Quebec Duck confit Profiterole

    Pulled pork Bao

    Pickle carrots/cilantro/usual suspects GF

    Scallop + shrimp Corn dogs

    Charred Pineapple mustard GF 

    Risotto station

    Autumn vegetables/smoke beet + goat cheese puree V/ can be VE without beet puree 

    Mole rubbed Alberta Striploin Taco

    Roasted Tomato salsa /Corn or Flour Tortilla/Guacamole/Queso Fresco GF if they use corn tortilla DF

    Blood orange + Raspberry Panna cotta GF

    Whisky flambé strawberry or Rum flambé pineapple GF take crepes off 

    Mascarpone cream/ crepe


  • What should I bring?
    • Cell Phone Required – this event REQUIRES a cell phone with data to participate. You will need one per team, fully charged. You will be watching videos and completing tasks through your phone. Phone charging stations are not available.

    • Dress for the Weather (rain, cold, or shine)! This experience will have you both inside and outside (travelling to next building) so ensure you dress for the weather.

    • Wear Comfy Footwear! The zoo is a big place and you will be walking a large part of it for this event.

    • Positive Gaming Attitude – this is a fun, entertaining evening intended to help you have fun. Ensure that you visit all the characters and keep your eyes peeled for clues. As crime solving is a difficult profession, there won’t be any game hints along the way - however, the solution will be shared at the end of your evening.

  • What else do I need to know?
    • This evening is not timed; you will be self guided and move at your own pace. You’ll be able to enjoy the game until 10:00 p.m.

    • 5 Food stations are included in your ticket price. No other food will be available for purchase.

    • Alcoholic beverages can be purchased from several bar locations. Last call is at 9:30 p.m.

    • Due to timed tickets, guests will be arriving and starting game play thoughout the evening. Please keep your hard-earned clues to yourself so everyone can proceed at their own pace.

    • This event is entirely accessible. If you need to rent a wheelchair or powerchair, please contact us 24 hours in advance at (403) 232-9300 ext.115. These WILL not be available unless pre-ordered.

    • The Calgary Zoo closes at 5:00 p.m. and all members of the general public are expected to vacate the zoo grounds by 6:00 p.m. This special event ticket allows you to stay on grounds until 10:00 p.m. You will need to keep it with you at all times, either on your phone or as a printout.

    • We kindly ask that you do not bring outside food and beverages to this event. Your support of our food services is greatly appreciated and helps us make these events financially stable.

  • What do I do upon arrival?

    What to do:

    • Park and enter the zoo through our North parking lot and entrance.

    • Arrive and enter during your timed ticket entry time ONLY, with your entire team present.

    • You'll receive all your ZooDunnit game information upon your arrival in Penguin plaza.

    • The ZooDunnit experience should take about 2- 3 hrs to complete. This includes time to arrive, to move to different locations, eat at the food stations, have some beverages and enjoy the company of your team.

    We ask that you keep the content of this game private. Special Experiences like these are crucial to our financial success. If you enjoy the ZooDunnit, please share your evening on social media using #CalgaryZooAllTheWay; referrals are warmly welcomed!

  • Important Health & Safety Information

    You are not to enter the Calgary Zoo if:

    • You are ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID -19. These include:

      • Fever

      • Cough

      • Shortness of breath

      • Runny nose

      • Sore throat

      • And/or others listed on Alberta Health Services website

    • You have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19.

    • You or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days.