Photographers of all skill levels are welcome! Capture amazing photographs of the animals and the zoo grounds - without all the crowds. Be sure to come early to explore the rest of the zoo as your FOCUSED ticket grants you admission to the zoo starting at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are limited so don't delay - get your tickets today!
WHEN: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
WHERE: Zoo Island
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (includes day admission starting at 1:00 p.m.)
WHAT: This FOCUSED photography event offers a unique opportunity for amateur and professional shutterbugs to take photos of the zoo's incredible wildlife. This experience gives you exclusive evening access to certain areas of the zoo so you get the evening light and no crowds. The zoo's Animal Care, Health & Welfare team is excited to share their passion for the animals they love and care for with our FOCUSED ticket holders. They will be creating some special enrichment and feeding opportunities just for you to photograph so be sure to bring an extra memory card!
Member Price*: $30 + GST (*Engage and Inspire members only)
Non-Member Price: $50 + GST (includes day admission)
First entry for FOCUSED is at 1:00 p.m., however, the event starts at 6:00 p.m. The last entry for FOCUSED is at 7:00 p.m. The event ends at 8:00 p.m.
During FOCUSED, you will have access to zoo island from Destination Africa down to Eurasia. Prehistoric Park and the Canadian Wilds are not accessible during this FOCUSED event (come early to see and photograph these spaces as they will close at 6:00 p.m.)
A reminder that FOCUSED takes place mostly outdoors. Some indoor animal habitats and buildings will remain open for this event. All concessions including Kitamba Café and retail shops will close by 6:00 p.m.
Camera – don't forget the most important item!
Dress for the weather! This event is outdoors and indoors but goes wind, rain, or shine.
Wear Comfy Footwear! The zoo is a big place and you will be walking a lot from one end to the other!
Mask wear is required for visitors (ages 3+) while visiting the outdoor Land of Lemurs walkthrough to help keep our lemur troop safe. Be sure to bring a mask with you when you visit.
Parking is $12 and is not included in the ticket price (except for Engage and Inspire members). You can park and enter the zoo through our North parking lot and entrance. Payment machines are located in the North parking lot (Alberta Plaza). You may enter through the North gate anytime after 1:00 p.m. and the event starts at 6:00 p.m.
The FOCUSED experience will run for 2 hours. Be sure to take advantage of your full day admission and come early to enjoy the rest of the zoo grounds.