Calgary Zoo - Member Events

Member Events

Your member perks and privileges never stop. There are special events just for you throughout the year, like member monthly mornings.

Mark your calendars

Keep a look out for special events throughout the year.  Stay tuned for details about giant panda engage and inspire member previews in Spring of 2018!
*Additional charges may apply

Monthly Member Mornings

(Engage & Inspire Members only – March to October)

Members-only early access to the Calgary Zoo on select dates.

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Easter Eggstravaganza


Easter family fun at the Calgary Zoo.

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Mother's Day Brunch


Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Calgary Zoo.

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Annual Zoo Ranch Tour

(Inspire Members only – early fall)

Invitational Calgary Zoo Ranch Tour exclusive to Inspire Members.

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Winter family fun at the Calgary Zoo.

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ENMAX Conservatory Garden Butterflies

(May to August)

Butterflies emerge at the Calgary Zoo.

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Father's Day Brunch


Celebrate Father’s Day at the Calgary Zoo.

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Summer Camps

(July  August)

Take a walk on the 'wild' side and join us at camp this summer.

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Zoo Year's Eve


New year’s eve for the whole family at the Calgary Zoo.

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In the Heat of the Night

(Adults only – February)

Unique and romantic Valentine’s dinner at the Calgary Zoo.

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Engage & Inspire Members-Only Monthly Mornings

Enjoy the zoo starting at 8:00 a.m.
Building closures may change. Please check back and watch your email for updates on each member morning.

Only child, Engage, and Inspire members may attend member mornings.

Please Note: Connect Adult, Senior, Student and Guest members must UPGRADE to attend member mornings.

Enter through the main north entrance only.

Eligible Members:

  • Adult/Student/Senior/Guest Engage
  • Adult/Student/Senior/Guest Inspire
  • Child Connect
  • Child Engage
  • Child Inspire

September Member Morning

Autumn is here and we are getting ready for winter. Ever wonder how animals here at the zoo and in the wild get ready for winter? Visit our interpreter in the Karsten Discovery Atrium to find out more. Coffee, tea, and treats will be available while supplies last. ENTER TO WIN! When you visit our interpreter you will have a chance to win a winter zoo prize package including a zoo gift card and much more!

Date: Sunday September 24, 2017

Time: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Location: Karsten Discovery Atrium

March 25Animals in the Canadian WildsSavannah, ENMAX Conservatory, Discovery Centre, Cequel Energy Lodge
April 8Campaign Head Quarter ActivitiesSavannah, ENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy Lodge
May 27Gorillas, family dynamic, and lemurs!Savannah, ENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy Lodge, Discovery Centre
June 10Sustainability & BiomimicrySavannah, ENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy Lodge, Discovery Centre
July 22Community ConservationSavannah, ENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy Lodge, Discovery Centre
August 19EurasiaSavannah, ENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy Lodge, Discovery Centre
September 24Getting Ready for WinterENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy Lodge, Discovery Centre
October 15TBDSavannah, ENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy Lodge, Discovery Centre

Inspire Member-Only Tours


September Inspire Tour

Get an exclusive tour of how animals and plants at the zoo prepare for winter. 

Date: Friday September 29, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration opens on Thursday September 21, 2017 at 5 p.m. Email [email protected] with names and inspire member numbers. All attendees must be active current inspire members.  

Upcoming Inspire Tours

PLEASE NOTE: The locations and themes of the upcoming tours may be subject to change due to availability of staff.

Watch your email for updates and details on when registration opens for each 2017 inspire tour!

Stay tuned for details on more 2017 tours.

January 2017ZOOLIGHTS
February 2017Penguin Tour
March 2017Vet Tour
April 2017Canadian Wilds
May 2017Gorilla Tour
June 2017Butterflies
July 2017Dorothy Harvie Gardens
August 2017Northern Leopard Frog Research Update
September 2017How animals get ready for winter
October 2017Lemurs
November 2017Animal Health Centre
December 2017Conservation Update

ZOO Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre Inspire Member Tour

This is a rare opportunity to visit the Zoo  Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre and observe endangered species such as whooping cranes, and Vancouver Island Marmots.  Visitors will see many wild Canadian iconic animals  who live in the wetlands habitat. Zoo Keepers will share how they raise Canada’s rarest animals for release back into the wild. Your visit includes snacks and refreshments. This exclusive event is for Inspire Members only.

Thank you to those who attended the annual Inspire member DWCC tour. Watch for details next year on the 2018 tour!

Questions? Email [email protected].

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Adult Engage and Inspire members are eligible to attend the AGM.

Thank you to those members who attended the AGM on May 15, 2017.

Stay tuned for details on the next AGM.

Click here for all the AGM materials.

Questions? Email [email protected].

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