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.

Canada 150

Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with the Calgary Zoo! Use this page as a resource for what's happening on grounds.

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Dinosaurs Alive

The life-sized, lifelike animatronic dinos from the Dinosaurs Alive exhibit left for good on October 31, 2016. Though their stay with the zoo has ended- don't fret! Prehistoric Park will re-open in the spring of 2017 to visitors, featuing the classic dinos, recent improvements, and BIG fun.

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Easter Eggstravaganza

Thank you for joining us for Easter Eggstravaganza 2016! Details for the 2017 event coming soon.

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ILLUMINASIA Lantern & Garden Festival

We have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual ILLUMINASIA Lantern & Garden Festival. We thank everyone for supporting the event over these last two years. We thank everyone for supporting the event over these last two years. 

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ZOOLIGHTS presented by JSS Barristers came back with more holiday cheer, festive spirit, and family fun than ever. Calgary's favourite winter tradition ran from November 25, 2016 until January 8, 2017, and is now finished for the season. 

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Zoo Years Eve

Zoo Year's Eve

On December 31, 2016, there was regular ZOOLIGHTS programming without the usual fireworks or special entertainment due to current construction constraints.

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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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Promotional Events

Special promoted events taking place on Calgary Zoo grounds.

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