Archived Notifications

  1. The Penguin Walk has been cancelled for today (Jan 15)

    Fri, 01/15/2021 - 9:39 am

    The Penguin Walk has been cancelled for today, January 15, 2021, due to winds outside of the penguin walk parameters. 

    We have set specific weather parameters for the walk to ensure the birds' safety and welfare. 

    We are hopeful to resume the Penguin Walk tomorrow if parameters are met. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  2. We're open! Come visit us for an 'outdoor-only' ZOOVENTURE!

    Wed, 01/13/2021 - 2:52 pm

    The Calgary Zoo is open for daily zoo visits and we have returned to a one-way Zooventure! Choose your route as you follow one-directional arrows that take you through the zoo on a self-guided tour, with lots of animals to see along the way.  

    Timed tickets are required and must be purchased online in advance. Tickets are not sold onsite. 

    A friendly reminder that our indoor animal habitats & buildings are currently closed (with the exception of Kitamba Café, retail shops and washrooms) in accordance with provincial health and safety measures. 

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

    We appreciate your understanding and look forward to warmly welcoming you!

     

  3. Building Closure Update: Panda Market gift shop is closed today (Jan 6)

    Wed, 01/06/2021 - 12:59 pm

    If you're headed to the zoo today (Jan 6) for a daily zoo visit or ZOOLIGHTS this evening, please note that our Panda Market gift shop is closed today (Jan 6) for inventory. If you're looking for a souvenir or a special gift for a wildlife enthusiast, please stop by our North Gift Shop, located at the north entrance beside Penguin Plunge, which is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

  4. We're Open For ZOOLIGHTS and Zoo Visits!

    Sat, 12/26/2020 - 9:24 am

    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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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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  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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!