Archived Notifications

  1. The Calgary Zoo is closed on December 25 (Christmas Day)

    Tue, 12/22/2020 - 2:04 pm

    A friendly reminder that the Calgary Zoo is closed (for both day visits and ZOOLIGHTS) on Friday, December 25 (Christmas Day). Normal operating hours for day visits and ZOOLIGHTS will resume on Saturday, December 26. Please plan your visit accordingly.

    Don't forget - ZOOLIGHTS has been extended to January 10, 2021 to give Calgarians extra time to enjoy this magical holiday tradition! We will continue to operate, daily and during ZOOLIGHTS, under the enhanced public safety precautions including: remaining an outdoor-only space, reduced visitor capacity to 15%, advanced timed tickets required, recommended one-way path flow on the island, masks strongly recommended everywhere at the zoo & mandatory indoors (washrooms), and physical distancing will be strictly enforced by staff. We look forward to warmly welcoming you! Happy Holidays from the Calgary Zoo Team!

  2. Good news! ZOOLIGHTS has been extended to January 10, 2021!

    Wed, 12/16/2020 - 3:00 pm

    We’re so excited to share that ZOOLIGHTS has been extended to January 10, 2021 to give Calgarians extra time to enjoy this magical holiday tradition! We're also still open for daily zoo visits!

    We will continue to operate, daily and during ZOOLIGHTS, under the enhanced public safety precautions including: remaining an outdoor-only space, reduced visitor capacity to 15%, advanced timed tickets required, recommended one-way path flow on the island, masks strongly recommended everywhere at the zoo & mandatory indoors (washrooms), and physical distancing will be strictly enforced by staff. We look forward to warmly welcoming you!

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  3. We're Open For ZOOLIGHTS and Zoo Visits Through December!

    Fri, 12/11/2020 - 2:01 pm

    Since the province announced the enhanced public safety measures earlier this week, we have been working closely with Alberta Health Services to adjust our operations to align to these new enhanced public safety measures.

    We’re pleased to make you aware that ZOOLIGHTS and daily zoo visits remain open through the rest of December! Learn more here. 

    We look forward to warmly welcoming you soon!

  4. We're Open For Zoo Visits Today And ZOOLIGHTS Tonight Is Still On!

    Tue, 12/08/2020 - 4:59 pm

    We're still open for daily zoo visits today and ZOOLIGHTS tonight is a go! If you have timed tickets, we look forward to warmly welcoming you! We are digesting the new provincial health restrictions and working with AHS to develop our approach. We will be in touch with our community later this week.

  5. The Calgary Zoo Returns to a Fully Outdoor Adventure for Daily Zoo Visits and ZOOLIGHTS

    Fri, 12/04/2020 - 1:04 pm

    The Calgary Zoo will be returning to a fully outdoor adventure for daily zoo visits and ZOOLIGHTS effective Saturday, December 5th. Learn more here. We look forward to warmly welcoming you soon!

  6. We're still open for daily zoo visits and ZOOLIGHTS!

    Fri, 11/27/2020 - 8:31 am

    The Calgary Zoo is open for visits during the day and ZOOLIGHTS! We have worked with AHS and the province to ensure our plan complies with the new public health directives and are confident we can operate in a way that keeps our visitors, staff, volunteers and animals safe. Learn more here. We look forward to warmly welcoming you soon!

  7. We're still open for daily zoo visits and ZOOLIGHTS!

    Wed, 11/25/2020 - 1:28 pm

    The Calgary Zoo is open as usual for daily zoo visits and ZOOLIGHTS, while we create our plan to comply with new provincial restrictions. Thank you.

  8. ANNOUNCEMENT re: DAILY ADMISSION ON NOVEMBER 24th

    Thu, 11/19/2020 - 2:00 pm

    Please be advised that on November 24th, 2020, the Calgary Zoo will be limiting daily attendance as we prepare for our evening special experience, ZOOLIGHTS: Adults Night Out (18+).

    For those of you planning on visiting the Calgary Zoo on November 24, 2020, the zoo will remain open to visitors until 5:00 p.m. (as usual) however the last online time ticket slot on this day is 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and the last entry granted is at 2:30 p.m. Regular timed ticketing slots will resume on November 25th, 2020.

    Thank you for your understanding.

     

  9. Calgary Zoo Experiencing a Power Outage

    Fri, 11/06/2020 - 9:06 am

    Update: Our animal buildings have re-opened (with the exception of Panda Passage) while our teams continue to work behind the scenes to get the power fully restored.  Further updates will be provided as we know more.

    November 6, 2020 - The Calgary Zoo is currently experiencing a power outage in various areas across the zoo. At this time, the zoo remains open as our back-up generators are functioning. Our facilities team is working with the power company to get power restored. However due to the outage, all animal buildings (Penguin Plunge, Cequel Energy Lodge, African Savannah Building, and the Rainforest Building) are currently closed. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide further updates as we know more. 

  10. Cancelled: Penguin Walk

    Mon, 12/23/2019 - 8:00 am

    Please note the Penguin Walk has been cancelled for today, January 16, 2020, due to extreme cold weather conditions. We have set specific weather parameters* for the walk to ensure the birds’ safety and welfare. We will resume the Penguin Walk when the parameters are met.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

    *If the temperature warms above +5ºC, drops to below -25ºC, or the wind exceeds 20km/h, the Penguin Walk will be cancelled for the safety of the penguins.