Premier Penguin Behind the Scenes

As part of our ongoing commitment to innovative programming, we are redesigning our public and private animal experiences. As such, we will be phasing out the delivery of the penguin behind the scenes.

If you have purchased a gift card for one of our behind the scenes programs (value of $57.75, $63, $78.75, $99.75, or $236.25) and have not redeemed it yet, please contact Guest Relations at 403-232-9300 to select from limited available dates and times in early 2017.

Program redemption is first come, first served. Individuals with existing gift certificates will be able to buy up to two (2) additional tickets for the same program, capacity depending. Please note that lost gift cards cannot be reissued or replaced.

Programs are subject to availability and after March 1, 2017, may no longer be available. Any remaining gift cards can be used towards membership, day admission, other programming (ie: birthday parties) or onsite for food and merchandise.

Once redeemed, your experience will include helping a zookeeper with one of the penguin feedings. You'll have an opportunity to scatter and hand-feed the birds under the snowy white dome of Penguin Plunge. You'll tour the back areas and learn about the five different species we have at the zoo.

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Please wear appropriate footwear for slippery, wet surfaces (no open-toed shoes or heels).

For ages 14 and up. Maximum of four people.


All tickets purchased are non-refundable and non-transferable to another event or future program date. Unauthorized duplication or sale is prohibited. The Calgary Zoo is not responsible for unauthorized duplication or lost tickets.