Update: COVID-19 - Enhanced Public Health Measures

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo has implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program.

Effective November 15, 2021, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo will require all visitors 12 years of age and older to provide proof of one of the following before being permitted entry:

  • Alberta government-issued QR code (either paper or digital) proving COVID-19 double vaccination (with the second dose received two (2) weeks or more prior to date of attendance);
    • Valid identification that matches the vaccine record is required for adults 18 years and over.
    • First Nation, out-of-province and Canadian Armed Forces vaccine records are accepted proofs of vaccination, as is the ArriveCan app and valid international travel identity document.
  • Proof of a privately-paid negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service; or
  • Valid proof of medical exemption.

Please remember mask wear is required for ages 2+ inside all animal buildings, washrooms, retail and food spaces.

Those who are unable to show proof of one of the items listed above will be denied entry.

Verification will be done by Guest Relations or Security team members at the gates. This includes visitors, members, donors and attendees at special events, weddings and all corporate events.

Please visit Alberta's Public Health Actions for more information. 

The Calgary Zoo is a natural spot to host a team builder event. Explore the grounds, get to know your colleagues & friends, and participate in conservation themed games. We can cater for groups from 10 to 1,500 with food options available.

We host a range of corporate events, such as but not limited to:

  • Escape Extinction

  • Scavenger Hunt

  • Zoovivor

  • Zoomazing Race

  • Locked Zoo

  • Guided Tours

  • Open to your ideas

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The Calgary Zoo's Culinary Team fosters a farm-to-table mentality. We grow everything from kale and Swiss chard to herbs and our own cardamom. We strive to grow as much of our own produce as possible and utilize local suppliers to supplement it. The zoo supports programs like Oceanwise and only sources sustainable seafood. Whether you are looking for an elegant reception or intimate get-together, the team has a variety of interesting and unique catering options.

Click here to view 2021 Catering Menu

Contact us today for more information!

Phone: (403) 232-7770

Email: [email protected]


Top 10 Frequently Asked Question

  • Can we come to the Calgary Zoo to do a Site Tour of your Venues?
    • Yes – in fact, we encourage it! We’d be thrilled to welcome you to the zoo for a private Tour of our facilities. Site Tours are free and we will take you through the Venues of any locations that you’re interested in. Please contact us to schedule the Site Tour.

  • Can we add Food & Beverage to our Team Building Event?
    • Absolutely, yes! Please ask us for more information on how we can customize this for you and your group.

  • Do you offer a pricing discount if we include Food & Beverage?
    • Yes! Please contact us for more information on our discounted pricing.

  • How do you charge for a Team Building Event?
    • All Team Building Events are charged on a per person basis. Please contact us for more details on the specific pricing for each Team Building activity.

  • How many people can you accommodate in your Team Building Events?
    • Our Team Building Events have a minimum and maximum number of people that can participate at one time. Please contact us for more information on the minimum and maximum group sizes

  • How long do your Team Building and Scavenger Hunt Events typically run for?
    • The duration of our Team Building Event will range from about 2 to 3 hours. Please contact us for more information on specific Events.

  • How far in advance of our Team Building Event would we need to book?
    • Generally speaking, all Events must be booked at least two weeks in advance, but we are willing work with tighter timelines. We book Events on a first-come first-served basis and your date is not guaranteed until we receive the initial deposit and the signed Contract Agreement. Please contact us for more details.

  • Do you have an in-house caterer? Can we bring our own food & beverages?
    • At the Calgary Zoo, the exotic experiences don’t end with the animals. Our chefs extend that feeling of discovery and excitement with inspired creations to delight your senses. With one of the largest catering teams in the city, we’re confident that your guests will enjoy a first-rate dining experience as civilized or wild as your taste! No outside food or beverage is permitted.

  • Can our guests come in early or stay at the zoo after the Event?
    • Yes, your Event includes admission to the zoo for you and your guests. Guests may arrive up to two hours prior to the Event start time to enjoy the zoo. From 6:00 pm and onwards, you and your guests are requested to remain inside the Venue. Please note that your guests will not be able to access the Venue location before the start time. In order to facilitate entry, your guests will give the name of the Event Party that they are attending

  • Where do guests park?
    • The guest parking location will be determined by your Venue (E.g. where the Event is being held). Please contact us for more information on assigned Parking locations. Note: parking is not included in your Event – the cost is $12 per vehicle daily. Any attendees with a valid Engage or Inspire membership may use their pass for parking access. Please note that all vehicles must be moved by 11:00 am the following day or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

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