Wild After Hours: In the Heat of the Night (18+)

February 10, 2024 - February 14, 2024

Love is in the air

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is thrilled to present the 30th annual In the Heat of the Night event, presented by London Drugs. This unforgettable zoo-nique experience is the perfect way for you and your special someone to enjoy a date night out. Start the evening with a romantic four-course dinner made with love by our award-winning culinary team as we turn up the heat with a cheeky “adults-only” presentation (with pictures) about how animals show their love in the wild. This event sold out last year, so make sure to secure your spots!


  • Saturday, February 10th, 2024 – SOLD OUT
  • Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 – SOLD OUT
  • Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 – SOLD OUT

Where: The ENMAX Conservatory

Seating Areas: Choose from three seating areas within the ENMAX Conservatory: The Nutrien Garden of Life, Garden Gallery, or the Orchid Garden.

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


  • 5:30 p.m. – Guests may begin arriving and proceed to the ENMAX Conservatory for seating. The bar opens (accepts debit, credit, or cash)
  • 6:00 p.m. – Official start of the event
  • 6:30 p.m. sharp – Dinner service begins
  • 8:00 p.m. – Guests move into the theatre for the evening presentation (i.e., the naughty talk)
  • 10:00 p.m. – Evening concludes

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Ticket Price: $120 + GST per person

Purchase Tickets

Make the night extra special with a Valentine’s Day themed ZooCare Adoption!  

Surprise your special someone with a symbolic adoption in their name, and it’ll be ready at your table for when you arrive!   

Beyond being a delightful surprise for your guest, your generous donation is also a special treat for the animals in our care, supporting their care, feeding, and enrichment.  

Order your $50 or $100 ZooCare Adoption package.

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IMPORTANT:  Please remember to specify the date of your visit in the notes section so we can ensure your package is ready and waiting for you! 

Note: A limited selection of ZooCare adoption packages will also be available for purchase onsite. 

Presenting Sponsor:

In the Heat of the Night

Additional Booking Information:

  • Ticket includes: four-course plated dinner and an unforgettable & playful exchange about romance in the wild.
  • This is an ‘adults only’ (18+) experience. Guests arriving for this experience with children/infants will not be admitted. No refunds will be provided.
  • Tables are for 2 people. A maximum of 2 tables can be pushed together. This must be requested in advance in the notes section when you complete your ticket purchase.
  • Parking is $13 and is not included. Wild Journey members receive free parking.
  • Wild Adventurer members receive a 10% discount. Members can access their discount by logging into your membership account. If you are unsure of your membership login DO NOT create your own login, please email for assistance.