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Posted on August 17

17 AUGUST 2022 (Calgary, AB) – The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is bringing back Calgary’s wildest party with a purpose. ZooLaLa (18+) is taking place on September 17th – you won't want to miss this magical adult-only night out celebrating and supporting the critical conservation work done by the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.

“This is a one-of-a-kind conservation celebration not to be missed,” said Alison Archambault, Director of Brand & Engagement at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. “ZooLaLa is truly a ‘party with a purpose’. Guests will enjoy food, live music and behind-the-scenes animal experiences not available to daytime visitors, all while supporting the critical wildlife conservation work that we do every day!”


  • DATE: Saturday, September 17, 2022
  • TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (animal buildings close at 8 p.m.)
  • TICKET PRICES: Early bird pricing is in effect until September 4, 2022 – get your tickets at as they are going fast!


Guests are encouraged to wear their best ‘zoo chic’ attire as they wander the zoo enjoying delicious bites, creative cocktails, live entertainment and behind-the-scenes animal viewing experiences.

You won’t make it very far during ZooLaLa without seeing something you’ve never seen during a daytime visit to the zoo. The zoo team is taking ZooLaLa guests behind the scenes to see what they see and learn all about the animals they love and care for!

Have you ever wanted to feed one of the resident camels or giraffes? Or have a private visit with the penguin colony in Penguin Plunge? How about a guided back-of-house tour of the hippo and giraffe bedrooms; a walking tour to meet the zoo's lion pride and conspiracy of lemurs; or get your tiger fix with the zoo’s amur tigers, “Samkha” and “Sarma”. There is so much to see and experience! Visit to see the full list of animal experiences offered.

There will be a Zoonique online auction and 50/50 raffle running September 9-17, 2022 at Proceeds from the auction and raffle will go directly to support the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s Whooping Crane Recovery Program, which is proudly sponsored by ConocoPhillips Canada.

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For more information contact:
Alison Archambault
Director, Brand & Engagement
403.232.7766 | 403.919.9482 | [email protected]