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

Mark your calendars for these special events* throughout the year:
*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.

Enter through the main north entrance only.

April Member Morning
Date: April 8, 2017
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Join us at campaign headquarters in Cequel Energy Lodge. Beverages and snacks will be provided (while supplies last). Learn more about the seven candidates and the Canadian Wilds. Members will also have the opportunity to take part in all of the HQ activities:

  • Button making: show your political pride! Make a button of your favourite candidate and wear it for all to see. Will you vote for goat?
  • Candidate posters: voters can select from one of six campaign posters to color in. Get the creative juices flowing and add in an original slogan!
  • Monster mural: perhaps the only time you're encouraged to draw on a wall! Let loose on our mural and add a dash of colour to this giant art display.
  • Face painting: a zoo classic. Show your love for an 'Eh Team' candidate with a wild set of face paint. What would you look like as a wolf? You must pre-register for face painting.

Face Painting Registration:

  • Face painting will be open from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • There are three appointment times available every five minutes starting at 8 a.m. running until 10 a.m. 10 a.m. will be the last appointment time.
  • Email to register for your time.
  • One member per appointment time. 

Eligible Members:

  • Adult/Student/Senior/Guest Engage
  • Adult/Student/Senior/Guest Inspire
  • Child Connect
  • Child Engage
  • Child Inspire
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 22HipposSavannah, ENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy Lodge, Discovery Centre
August 19EurasiaSavannah, ENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy Lodge, Discovery Centre
September TBDTBDSavannah, ENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy Lodge, Discovery Centre
October 15TBDSavannah, ENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy Lodge, Discovery Centre

Inspire Member-Only Tours


March Inspire Tour

Take a vet tour and learn more how we care for the animals at the zoo.

Date: Sunday March 26, 2017

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

How to Register: Registration opens up Monday March 20 at 5 p.m. Email to register.

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.

December 2016Biofact Tour
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 2017Eurasia
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. The next tour will be held in the Fall of 2017.

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 30, 2016.

The next AGM will be held on May 15, 2017. Stay tuned for details.

Click here for all the AGM materials.

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