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


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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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

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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.

Locked Zoo

Get ready to embark on an epic adventure at Locked Zoo!  This exhilarating two-hour escape game will take you on a wild journey through the zoo after hours.

Locked Zoo – Polar Pursuit (18+)

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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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Zoo Brew

Raise your glasses to a wild night of hoppy delights at the zoo!  With over 20 esteemed local breweries on display, spread throughout the entire zoo, you’ll immerse yourself in a celebration of local flavour.

Zoo Brew (18+)

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Make this Father’s Day unforgettable with a one-of-a-kind brunch at the zoo! Enjoy delicious dishes before exploring wildlife from around the world, creating a uniquely exciting way to celebrate dad.

Father’s Day Brunch

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Locked Zoo

Missed Polar Pursuit or craving more adventure? Jumbled Jungles is the night out for you!

Locked Zoo: Jumbled Jungles (18+)

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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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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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    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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    Important zoo updates

    What you need to know

    Temporary Closure: Jihad Shibley Rocky Mountain Aviary

    The Jihad Shibley Rocky Mountain Aviary is presently closed.

    Why the closure? It’s nesting season for our owls! Our great grey owls, especially the younger members of our parliament, can become protective of their nests and territory during this time.

    To support their natural behaviors and prioritize safety for both our birds and visitors, we’re taking a proactive step by temporarily closing the habitat. Thank you for your understanding.

    Early Closure, Zoo Grounds: June 7

    Zoo grounds will be closing early on Friday, June 7th, 2024, to accommodate setup for Wild After Hours: Zoo Brew (18+). Last entry will be at 3 p.m. and grounds will begin to be cleared at 4 p.m. Thank you for your understanding.

    Animal Viewing Impact, African Savannah Yard: May 31 to December 31

    Hartmann’s mountain zebras and ostriches will be off-view from May 31 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.


    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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    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.


    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.


    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.


    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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