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& Destinations

Travel the world through the zoo.

Animal zones

The animal kingdom, all in one place

Polar bear

Wild Canada

Canada is home to some of the world’s most incredible creatures. Visitors are taken on a journey through seven of Canada’s ecological zones.


Destination Africa

See the majesty of the animal kingdom up close. From towering giraffes to powerful lions, you’ll discover the world’s most incredible creatures.

Amur Tiger

Exploration Asia

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


ENMAX Conservatory

It’s time to take a deep breath. Breathe in the lush greenery of our greenhouse and see if a butterfly comes to greet you.

Rockhopper Penguin

Penguin Plunge

Find yourself in a penguin paradise. See penguins waddling on the beach under the aurora lights and splashing in the sunshine.


Dorothy Harvie Gardens

Discover an oasis. Across six acres of land, this garden shows what is possible in Calgary’s unique climate zone.

Prehistoric Park

Prehistoric Park

Get ready to roar. This seasonal space is full of dinosaurs that bring the past rulers of the world to life.

    Kids looking at animals

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    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.
    Plan Your Visit
    Dr. Shannon Toy examining a North American River Otter. Assisted by Animal Care Technician, Trevor Chester

    Care & Conservation

    How we care for them

    At the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, we are bringing together our passion for plants and animals with our dedication to taking and inspiring action to sustain wildlife and wild places.



    Adopt a Species

    Your symbolic adoption of a zoo species helps us to provide exceptional care to over 4,000 animals at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.