Check out What's Happening on Park throughout the year!

We strive to keep our 'Events at a Glance' overview up-to-date however please be mindful that programs, events, and dates are subject to change or cancellation due to current circumstances. Please be sure to check here first to stay up-to-date on all zoo happenings!

  • January

    January 15 - March 25 - Penguin Walk

    The king penguin colony heads out on zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk in the winter months to keep their brains and bodies healthy and visitors get to experience the fun! This incredible program allows visitors to get an up-close look at the group of king penguins as they explore, exercise, and waddle their way through the zoo. This is a free-choice activity for the penguins and is subject to weather conditions* and animal inclination. This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed seeing our kings on their daily enrichment waddle.


    January 24 – Winter Focused (Canadian Wilds)

    Catch the morning light and the Canadian Wilds animals at their finest. Shutterbugs ages 16+ will be able to capture amazing photos of Canadian animals and the zoo grounds – without any crowds. Full day admission is included with your ticket, so be sure to stick around after the event ends to explore the rest of the zoo grounds! This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it! Our next Focused event will take place in February. Be sure to check out the February listings below for more information.

  • February

    January 15 - March 25 - Penguin Walk

    The king penguin colony heads out on zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk in the winter months to keep their brains and bodies healthy and visitors get to experience the fun! This incredible program allows visitors to get an up-close look at the group of king penguins as they explore, exercise, and waddle their way through the zoo. This is a free-choice activity for the penguins and is subject to weather conditions* and animal inclination. COVID safety protocols in place. This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed seeing our kings on their daily enrichment waddle.


    February 1 - 28 - Show Your Love

    Our community has shown the Calgary Zoo some big love over the past year through financial support, encouragement and zoo visits. Now it’s our turn to spread some love and joy to the community during these challenging times. We have some fun things in store all month long including reduced daily admission rates, a member guest discount, and our incredible 'Bugs or Bouquets' fundraiser! This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    February 12, 13, & 14 – Valentine's Day Curbside Takeaway - Sold out!

    All the love, none of the cooking! Let the Calgary Zoo’s award-winning culinary team prepare a romantic meal for you and your loved one to share in the comfort your own home. It's an excellent way to celebrate the ones you love while supporting the Calgary Zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives at the same time. COVID safety protocols in place. This event has concluded. For those who ordered, we hope you enjoyed it!


    February 16 - Summer Camp Registration Opens

    Take a walk on the 'wild' side and join us at the Calgary Zoo this summer! We have camps for kids of all ages. Registration for all 2021 summer camps opens on February 16, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. COVID safety protocols in place. Learn more and view our current summer camp programs here.


    February 21 – Winter Focused (Eurasia)

    Catch the morning light and the Eurasia animals at their finest. Shutterbugs ages 16+ will be able to capture amazing photos of our Eurasian animals and the zoo grounds – without any crowds. Full day admission is included with your ticket, so be sure to stick around after the event ends to explore the rest of the zoo grounds! COVID safety protocols in place. This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it! Our next Focused event will take place this Spring. Be sure to check out the events listings below for more information.


    February 26 & 27 - Pub Quiz Night: Animal Love (Adults Only 18+) - Sold out!

    Get your game face on! Join us for a fun-filled zoo-themed Pub Quiz Night including a pub-style dinner prepared by our award-winning culinary team, along with music and a hosted pub quiz. Make sure you’re well prepared and get ready for your victory lap! COVID safety protocols in place. This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it! Our next Pub Quiz Night will take place in March. Be sure to check out the March listings below for more information.

  • March

    January 15 - March 25 - Penguin Walk

    The king penguin colony heads out on zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk in the winter months to keep their brains and bodies healthy and visitors get to experience the fun! This incredible program allows visitors to get an up-close look at the group of king penguins as they explore, exercise, and waddle their way through the zoo. This is a free-choice activity for the penguins and is subject to weather conditions* and animal inclination. COVID safety protocols in place. This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed seeing our kings on their daily enrichment waddle.


    March 1 - Junior Zoo Guides Applications Open

    Volunteering can be wild! We are looking for enthusiastic, personable, and dedicated youth to help us on park engaging and inspiring guests as Junior Zoo Guides! Open to youth ages 14-17, Junior Zoo Guides help us spread the word about wildlife conservation! COVID safety protocols in place. Learn more and apply here.


    March 6 - Locked Zoo: Penguin Pursuit (Daytime edition) - Sold out!

    If you love puzzles and penguins, you won't want to miss this BRAND-NEW daytime edition of Locked Zoo. On this outdoor adventure, your household team will explore the zoo to solve an elaborate series of puzzles - all about penguins! Enjoy the zoo and special foods available for purchase. Game is designed for adults and families with teens. COVID safety protocols in place. This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    March 17 - Pub Quiz Night: St. Paddy's Day

    Do you have the ‘luck of the Irish’? We’ll soon see. Join us for a fun-filled St. Paddy’s evening including an Irish-inspired pub-style dinner prepared by our award-winning culinary team, music and a hosted pub quiz. COVID safety protocols in place. This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    March 26 - Locked Zoo: Penguin Pursuit (Adult's Only 18+) - Sold out!

    Back by popular demand, we're bringing you Adult's Only night at Locked Zoo. If you love puzzles and penguins, you won't want to miss this experience. On this outdoor adventure, your household team will explore the zoo after hours to solve an elaborate series of puzzles - all about penguins! Please note this game is similar in content to our March 6 daytime Locked Zoo but is designed for adults. This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!

  • April

    April 2-5 - Easter Eggstravaganza

    Hop, walk, waddle, fly or drive down to the zoo to enjoy our annual Easter Eggstravaganza, including treats, games and learning about all the different types of eggs found in the animal kingdom. COVID safety protocols in place. This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    April 3-5 - Easter Brunch Curbside Takeaway

    Hop on down, or maybe drive, to the Calgary Zoo and let our award-winning culinary team prepare an Easter-themed brunch for you and your loved ones to share in the comfort your own home, while supporting the Calgary Zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives at the same time. COVID safety protocols in place. This offering has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    April 3-5 - Easter Dinner Curbside Takeaway

    Leave the cooking to us and enjoy the day with your family. Let the Calgary Zoo’s award-winning culinary team prepare an Easter-inspired dinner for you and your loved ones to share in the comfort your own home, while supporting the Calgary Zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives at the same time. COVID safety protocols in place. This offering has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    April 16 & 17 - After Hours at the Zoo: Hippos (Adults only 18+) - Experience Postponed

    Do you love hippopotamus? Join us for an inspired evening of dining and learning as you immerse yourself in conversations about hippos and conservation. Enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by our award-winning culinary team, followed by talks led by members of our Animal Care, Health and Welfare Team about their work caring for our hippos, Lobi and Sparky, as well as members of our global conservation team that will speak to the Calgary Zoo’s community conservation work at the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary in Ghana. Important update: this experience has been postponed in light of the new provincial health and safety protocols announced on Tuesday, April 6. If you have purchased tickets, you will automatically receive a refund on the card you purchased your tickets with. No action is needed from you. Depending on your card provider, the refund may take up to 14 business days to show up on your account. We take the responsibility of our guest's safety very seriously and appreciate your understanding and support.


    April 22 - QUEST for the Golden Giraffe (Adults Only 18+)

    Prepare to explore like never before! QUEST is a NEW game series that puts you inside a story — where you choose what happens next! On this outdoor adventure, each choice you make sends you & your team in a new direction through select areas of the zoo as you try to find your way to the finish. Game is designed for adults. COVID safety protocols in place. This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!

  • May

    May 5 - Locked Zoo: Fab Forests (Adults Only 18+)

    Join us for Calgary’s ONLY escape experience with a twist – we’re doing this one with a salute to Cinco de Mayo! This fun-filled event will challenge you to find clues throughout the zoo to save species. Solve the puzzles. Enjoy the zoo. Mexican themed dinner boxes and adult beverages (including margaritas!) are available for purchase so be sure to pre-order a delicious dinner box and grab a margarita to sip while you play! COVID safety protocols in place. This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    May 9 - Mother's Day Brunch Curbside Takeaway

    Pamper the Mother in your life by letting the Calgary Zoo’s award-winning culinary team prepare a brunch fit for a Queen to share in the comfort your own home. COVID safety protocols in place. This offering has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    May 9 - Mother's Day Dinner Curbside Takeaway

    Pamper the Mother in your life by letting the Calgary Zoo’s award-winning culinary team prepare a dinner “fit for a Queen” to share in the comfort your own home. COVID safety protocols in place. This offering has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    May 15 – Focused: Zoo Island (16+)

    Shutterbugs (ages 16+) will have exclusive access to capture stunning photography of iconic wildlife - from lions to tigers and everything in between! Full day admission is included with your ticket, so be sure to stick around after the event ends to explore the rest of the zoo grounds! COVID safety protocols in place. Tickets are limited to ensure safe physical distancing throughout your experience so don't delay - get your tickets today! This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    May 21 & 22 - ZOONIGHTS (Family-friendly)

    Bring on the May Long at ZOONIGHTS! New this year, we're keeping the zoo open late over the May Long weekend so you can enjoy your favourite animals and the beautiful Calgary Zoo grounds a little longer. Whether you make it a date night or you bring the whole family, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Don't forget, you'll be directly supporting the Calgary Zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives through your admission so it's a win-win! This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!

  • June

    June 1 - September 1 - Canadian Wildlife Photo Contest

    We want to see your best photos of iconic Canadian wildlife! From the whooping crane to the northern leopard frog, symbols of Canadian wildlife are being protected across the country thanks, in part, to our members, donors, visitors, and online community. So we'd like to take the opportunity to give back. Submit your best Canadian wildlife photos for a chance to be featured on our website and social media channels. Did we mention there’s prizes? Read the full contest rules and details here.


    June 10 - Locked Zoo Rerun: Finders Keepers (Adults Only 18+)

    Did you miss out on Locked Zoo: Finders Keepers last September? Now's your chance to see if you have what it takes to be a zookeeper! This fun-filled event will challenge you to find clues throughout the zoo to save species. Solve the puzzles. Enjoy the zoo. Delicious dinner boxes are available for pre-order and adult beverages are available for purchase onsite! COVID safety protocols in place. Please note that this is a repeat of Locked Zoo: Finders Keepers which took place in September 2020. This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    June 17 - Dino-Nite! (Family-friendly)

    Scales, tails, and big mouths galore! Join us on 'DINO-NITE" for your chance to explore! If you have a junior paleontologist or a DINOSAUR fanatic in your house – you will not want to miss out on this safe, family-friendly experience at the zoo. Enjoy the new animatronic dinosaur exhibit and a DINO-themed evening at the zoo! This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    June 19 & 20 - Father's Day Brunch Curbside Takeaway

    Treat your dad to a Father's Day brunch he will love! New this year, we're serving up a chef-created menu of delicious sweet and savory brunch favourites that are sure to make dad feel extra special. All you need to do is heat and serve. COVID safety protocols in place. This offering has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    June 19 & 20 - Father's Day Dinner Curbside Takeaway

    Treat the father figure in your life to a delicious Father's Day dinner by the Calgary Zoo! Whether you plan to get dressed in your Sunday best or gather around the family dinner table in your coziest attire, all you need to do is serve, sit and enjoy. COVID safety protocols in place. This offering has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    June 19 & 20 - BBQ Grill Packs

    It's officially grilling season! Fire up your grill and get ready for delicious backyard barbie. New this year, we're serving up a chef-created menu of hot, hot, hot summer BBQ grill packs that will make your backyard bbq the envy of the neighborhood! COVID safety protocols in place. This offering has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    June 25 - Zoo Brew (Adults Only 18+) - Sold Out!

    Cheers to a hoppy night at the zoo! The Calgary Zoo has teamed up with BeerGuysYYC for an evening full of local craft beer, local food, fun activities and best of all … no kids! Wander the zoo with a drink in hand at this twilight event and watch as the zoo transforms into a peaceful evening escape – perfect for a night out with friends, or a romantic date night. This is an 18+ event. COVID safety protocols in place. View details here.

  • July

    June 1 - September 1 - Canadian Wildlife Photo Contest

    We want to see your best photos of iconic Canadian wildlife! From the whooping crane to the northern leopard frog, symbols of Canadian wildlife are being protected across the country thanks, in part, to our members, donors, visitors, and online community. So we'd like to take the opportunity to give back. Submit your best Canadian wildlife photos for a chance to be featured on our website and social media channels. Did we mention there’s prizes? Read the full contest rules and details here.


    July 2 & 3 - ZOONIGHTS (Family-friendly)

    Keep the Canada Day celebrations rolling with a visit to the wildest place in the city - the Calgary Zoo! ZooNights is back and better than ever - we're talking booze*, bento boxes and buskers! We're keeping the zoo open late so you can enjoy your favourite animals and the beautiful Calgary Zoo grounds a little longer. Whether you make it a date night or you bring the whole family, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Don't forget, you'll be directly supporting the Calgary Zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives through your admission so it's a win-win! *Must be legal drinking age - everyone will be ID'd. Learn more and get tickets here.


    July 7 - Locked Zoo: Cryptic Cats (Adults Only 18+)

    If you love Locked Zoo, you'll love this BRAND-NEW game - Locked Zoo: Cryptic Cats! This fun-filled event will challenge you to find clues throughout the zoo to save species. Solve the puzzles. Enjoy the zoo. Delicious dinner boxes are available for pre-order and adult beverages are available for purchase onsite! COVID safety protocols in place. Learn more and get tickets here.

August - December 2021 - Coming Soon!