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 now open for the Summer season.

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Calgary Zoo Google Map

Daily Hours

Open 364 days a year*

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (7 days a week)
Last entry (daily admission ticket): 5:00 p.m.
Last entry (members): 5:00 p.m.

*Closed December 25th

The West Gate entrance is now open for the Summer season.

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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.

Brunch Buffet

Join us for a unique Calgary brunch experience in the heart of Destination Africa.

Sunday Safari Brunch

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High Tea at the zoo is a full day of summer fun, perfect for all ages. Enjoy delicious treats like scones, finger sandwiches, and mouthwatering snacks, while sipping on a selection of tasty loose-leaf tea.

High Tea

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Bring your family and friends down for a fun and educational morning at the zoo! Enjoy a scrumptious pancake breakfast with a side of gorilla facts from the zoo’s conservation education team, followed by an exclusive visit to see the troop.

Gorilla Breakfast

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Polar Bear

Bring your family and friends down for a fun and educational morning at the zoo along with a delicious buffet breakfast.

Polar Bear Breakfast

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Enjoy an evening at the zoo filled with wine tasting, interactive food stations, live music, and more.

Corks for Conservation (18+)

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Drag Dinner

We are thrilled to announce return of Drag Dinner this summer!
Treat yourself to an evening filled with delicious food, tantalizing cocktails, and fabulous performances.

Drag Dinner (18+)

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ZooDunnit

We need your help to crack the case! Join us this October for a brand new live murder mystery game.

ZooDunnit (18+)

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Masai giraffe

FOCUSED, presented by The Camera Store, gives shutterbugs (ages 16+) exclusive access to Destination Africa from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on August 25th, 2024.

FOCUSED: Destination Africa

    Important zoo updates

    What you need to know

    Temporary Closure: Taylor Family Foundation Polar Bear Sanctuary

    The Taylor Family Foundation Polar Bear Sanctuary will be closed on Saturday, July 20th. During this time, polar bear, ‘Siku’, will not be viewable. However, the rest of Wild Canada is open and accessible. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

    Impact of Critical Water Main Break on Zoo Operations

    On June 5, the City of Calgary experienced a significant water emergency which continues today. We’re working very closely with the City of Calgary and Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) to adjust our daily operations to ensure compliance with the Stage 4 City Mandatory Water Restrictions in place, while ensuring the safety, health and well-being of the animals we love and care for.

    Here’s how we’re adapting:

    • Essential animal water stations will be maintained to ensure our animals’ well-being.
    • Our Animal Care, Health & Welfare (ACHW) team has implemented dry cleaning methods wherever and adjusting the frequency of habitat pool cleaning schedules.
    • Our irrigation systems are turned off
    • Our water fountains will remain on for now however we encourage visitors to bring water bottles or purchase water onsite

    We appreciate your understanding as we make these necessary adjustments to support our community.

    Animal Viewing Impact: Indoor Gorilla Habitat

    From July 2 until approximately the end of the month, the western lowland gorilla troop will not be viewable in their indoor African Rainforest habitat while work is done on the viewing windows. The troop will be viewable in their outdoor habitat throughout the project (weather and animal participation permitting). The rest of the African Rainforest building will remain open and accessible throughout the project. Thank you for your understanding.

    Animal Viewing Impact: African Savannah Yard

    Hartmann’s mountain zebras and ostriches will be off-view until the end of the year while we complete exciting upgrades in the African Savannah Yard, including the construction of a new Savannah Barn for the animals. Our giraffe tower will continue to be viewable throughout the project. Thank you for your understanding.

     

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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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    Animal Habitat Hours

    When Can You See Our Animals?

    Wild Canada – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Destination Africa – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Exploration Asia – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    ENMAX Conservatory – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Prehistoric Park – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Penguin Plunge – 9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    Gorilla Amphitheatre – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Land of Lemurs – 10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

    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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