Special Events

Roaring Good Times

The Calgary Zoo’s Annual Special events fill the social calendars of Calgarians year round. From glamorous fundraisers that support the zoo’s important conservation projects to holiday events that have become family traditions, the Calgary Zoo’s grounds provide a stunning backdrop for every occasion.

Adult Night

Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adult Night: ZOOLIGHTS After Hours! The glow starts here on November 30 with lights, a skating rink, skating rink DJ, various activities, beer tasting, appies, cash bar and more. 

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In The Heat of the Night

An adults-only candlelight dinner with your sweetheart, followed by a cheeky talk about courtship and mating in the animal kingdom. It's In the Heat of the Night! 

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ZOOLIGHTS presented by JSS Barristers is back with more holiday cheer, festive spirit, and family fun than ever. Join us for Calgary's favourite winter tradition, nightly from November 24, 2017 until January 6, 2018!

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Explore the Calgary Zoo's new Land of Lemurs habitat in a special FOCUSED early morning photography event. Photographers of all skill levels welcome.

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Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza - March 30 - 31, 2018 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please continue to check this page for more information on our upcoming Easter Eggstravaganza 2018 event.

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New Year's Eve at ZOOLIGHTS

December 31, 2017 will be a regular ZOOLIGHTS evening, with all scheduled programming and a variety of special add-ons taking place without fireworks.

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Penguin Walk

Every day, starting at 11 a.m., the king penguins will shake, waddle, and roll their way around the Calgary Zoo. We're proud that the January 2017 Penguin Walk will be our fifth year! The final Penguin Walk of the season will take place on March 19, 2017. 

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