Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

It’s time to make some memories. Here’s everything you need to know to plan an unforgettable day at the zoo.

Map & Directions

210 St. George’s Drive NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7V6

Parking

The North Lot is the zoo’s primary public parking lot. It is located at 210 St. George’s Drive NE, between the zoo’s North Gate entrance and Telus Spark Science Centre.

The zoo’s secondary parking lot, the West Lot, is located at the west end of St. George’s Island, off Zoo Road NE. The West Gate entrance is seasonal.

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Calgary Zoo Google Map

Daily Hours

Open 364 days a year*

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (7 days a week)
Last entry (daily admission ticket): 4:00 p.m.
Last entry (members): 5:00 p.m.

*Closed December 25th

Wild Canada is open to members and public.

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What’s On Now

From family fun to adults-only nights, there’s something for everyone. Discover your next adventure at the zoo here.

Penguin Walk

The Penguin Walk, presented by WestJet, offers the king penguins an opportunity for wintery enrichment as well as additional daily exercise.

The Penguin Walk

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Safari Brunch

Sunday Safari Brunch returns weekly starting January 21st, 2024. Join us for a unique Calgary brunch experience in the heart of Destination Africa.

Sunday Safari Brunch

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Polar bear, Baffin

FOCUSED, presented by The Camera Store, gives shutterbugs (ages 16+) exclusive access to Wild Canada from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m on Saturday, March 2nd.

FOCUSED: Wild Canada

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Waving Polar Bear

Join us for an evening of inspired conversation and a delicious four-course dinner prepared by our award-winning culinary team. This special event will include an exclusive viewing of ‘Baffin’ and ‘Siku’, and presentations from our Animal Care, Health & Welfare team who work closely with them.

Wild After Hours: Polar Bears (18+)

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    Plan Ahead and Save

    By planning your visit in advance and purchasing your tickets online, you’ll find rates that make exploring our zoo even more accessible and affordable. Ticket prices vary from day to day and can be found anytime by clicking the buy tickets button below.

     

    The further in advance you purchase tickets, the more you are likely to save!

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    Memberships

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    Important zoo updates

    What you need to know

    Building Closure, Penguin Plunge: February 20 to May 16

    Penguin Plunge will be closed from February 20 through to May 16, 2024, while we complete upgrades to the building’s mechanical systems to ensure the building is in tip-top shape for the four species that call it home. Penguins will be viewable outdoors only* during this time (*weather permitting). Thank you for your understanding.

    Temporary Change to Operating Hours, Wild Canada: March 2

    Please be advised that the Wild Canada zone will open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, to accommodate our FOCUSED: Wild Canada event. Thank you for your understanding.

    Our Wild Journey Membership Program Has Arrived

    To simplify our membership program, we’re moving to a two-tiered structure – Wild Explorers and Wild Adventurers. The difference between the two? It’s all about the perks you receive.

    Please click here for a comprehensive program overview and answers to frequently asked questions.

    African Savannah

    Visitor information

    Everything you need to know

    You have questions, we have answers. Information on accessibility, shopping, parking, and more.

    Eat, Shop, Play

    Something for everyone

    There is lots to do besides visit the animals. Click through to discover what’s new at the zoo. It may surprise you.

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    Shopping

    Shopping

    Playgrounds and kids activities

    Playgrounds and Kids’ Activities

    zoo map 2023

    Zoo Map

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    Our Animal Zones

    Habitats and Destinations

    We are home to more than 4,000 animals from over 100 different species. Discover wild creatures and wild worlds through our immersive habitats.

    Gorilla

    Destination Africa

    Meet the kings and queens of the animal kingdom. Discover gorillas, lions, and more when you step into the rainforest and the savannah.

    King Penguin, Cleopatra

    Penguin Plunge

    You don’t need to travel far to see four species of penguin. Watch them dive, swim, and play in this expansive habitat.

    Amur Tiger

    Exploration Asia

    From grassy plains to the northern tundra, Asia is a continent full of incredible creatures designed to thrive in unique conditions.

    Waving Polar Bear

    Wild Canada

    Canada is home to some of the world’s most incredible creatures. Whether you’re admiring our wolf pack or our whooping cranes, you’ll see Canada like never before.

    Gardens

    Dorothy Harvie Gardens

    There are more wild things than just animals. Stop and smell the roses, admire the many vibrant colours, and find a stunning backdrop for your photos.

    Butterflies

    ENMAX Conservatory & Butterflies

    Animals aren’t the only living creatures at the zoo. Transport yourself to a tropical oasis with our botanical gardens and butterflies.

    Prehistoric Park

    Prehistoric Park

    Take a journey back in time. From the triceratops to the T-rex, discover the creatures that ruled the world.

     

      Northern Leopard Frog release

      The Wilder Institute

      Let’s Make The World a Little Wilder

      The animals we care for aren’t only in the zoo. As a global authority on wildlife conservation, our efforts extend across Canada and around the world.
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