Calgary Zoo Launches Exceptional Summer Experiences: Locked Zoo & Focused Are Back!

Posted on July 24

The Calgary Zoo launched four additional dates for the world’s first and Calgary’s largest escape experience following it’s first two sell-out nights: Locked Zoo. The popular Focused experiences are also re-igniting in August, allowing photographers exclusive early morning access to zoo grounds. All proceeds from both events support the Calgary Zoo and wildlife conservation.

Locked Zoo: Tickets On Sale Now

This fun-filled physically distanced outdoor experience will challenge you to find clues throughout the zoo to save species. Teams can range from 2-6 people in personal cohort groups. There’s plenty of animals to visit along the way, beverages - including adult ones - will be available for purchase, and pre-ordered dinner boxes are on offer. You’ll be able to enjoy the outdoor areas of the zoo until 9:00 p.m. Advance booking required. Entries will be staggered in 30 min intervals to ensure safe physical distancing throughout the experience.

  • Back by popular demand - Locked Zoo: Running Wild

    • When: July 31 (ages 14+) & August 1 (adults only). First entry 5 p.m. Evening ends 9 p.m.

    • What: A robot that works with the Calgary Zoo conservation team has malfunctioned. He's encrypted their research! He's giving out misinformation! And he's about to release animals into wild habitats where they don't belong.

    • Tickets: $45+GST or $55+GST with a dinner box included

  • A new experience - Locked Zoo: Rare Breeds

    • When: August 12 (adults only) & August 13 (adults only). First entry 5 p.m. Evening ends 9 p.m.

    • What: Put your knowledge of endangered species to the test! Find the clues, solve the puzzles, and save the day in this brand-new adults-only experience!

    • Tickets: $45+GST or $55+GST with a dinner box included

Focused: Save The Date!

Catch the morning light and the animals at their finest. Shutterbugs ages 16+ will be able to visit select areas of the zoo to capture stunning photography for a premium ticket and minimal crowds.

  • When: August 8: Canadian Wilds & August 23: Eurasia. First entry at 7:15 a.m. Exclusive access ends at 9:30 a.m.

  • Tickets: Members $25+GST; Non-Members $45+GST (includes day admission). Purchase both and save: Members $45+GST; Non-Members $80 per person (includes day admission)

Both experiences require attendees to be aware that:

  • The Calgary Zoo is a one-directional experience. Event participants are asked to follow all Calgary Zoo Health & Safety requirements.

  • The Zoo Crew will be sanitizing high touch surfaces throughout the experience.

  • Masks are encouraged, but not mandatory as these experiences are outdoors. Zoo staff and volunteers will be wearing masks at all times.

  • The Calgary Zoo is entirely accessible – if you need to rent a wheelchair or powerchair – please contact Guest Relations at 403-232-9300 at least 24 hours prior to your selected date. These services require pre-booking.

  • Cash will not be accepted on premises.