Team Building

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Are you looking for a bonding session with your group? Surrounded by multiple examples of innate teamwork within the animal kingdom, the Calgary Zoo is a natural spot to host a team-building event. They’re all free from GST (because we’re a charity!) and must be booked at least two weeks in advance.Whether you're competing for first place in the Zoomazing race, or testing your survival skills in The Keeper Games, get ready for an event that is as fun as it is unique.

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Build Bonds in the Natural World

NEW - The Keeper Games (up to 80 ppl)

"May the odds be ever in your favor".  Your team will take on the role of Zookeeper to complete mental and physical (non-strenous) challenges around the Zoo.  Teams get a taste for the role of a Zookeeper while having fun exploring the Zoo.   This teambuilder is not a race but teams will compete for high scores to win "The Keeper Games".

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Zoomazing Race 1 or 2 (up to 100 ppl)

Hurrying through a series of mental and physical (non-strenuous) challenges, the Zoomazing Race is great for outgoing and competitive groups that are used to working together. This event is such a hit, we’ve created a second version.

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Zoovivor (up to 75 ppl)

Like the Zoomazing race, teams are pitted against one another as they complete in multiple challenges. Ideal for mixed groups with a wide range of ages and personalities, Zoovivor is more structured, and each “tribe” is given a schedule with times and locations for each activity.

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Zoo Pursuit (up to 15 ppl)

In Zoo Pursuit, small teams compete head to head as they move from one activity to the next at various places around the zoo. Participants have to work together closely to strategize and solve challenges.

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Mission Zoopossible (up to 200 ppl)

No time to get out and smell the zoo?  Don’t worry we can give your event a fun – brain break.  Each team will be tasked with running their own zoo – from logos, to animal breeding.  Teams will do zoo and nature related challenges to complete the mission to make their zoo the best.  This is the only teambuilder we can do OFF-SITE - we can come to you.

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Expedition Zoo (75 - 300 ppl)

Calling all wildlife explorers!  Now’s your chance to trek to all corners of the zoo as you tackle: weird animal trivia, channel your inner elephant and try your hand at painting a masterpiece, and see if you can rise to the challenge. Designed for larger groups (75 - 300 people) looking to explore the zoo in a new and relaxed way. This program is suitable for families and corporate groups of all ages and abilities.

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Scavenger Hunts 25ppl and up

Self-guided scavenger hunts work equally well as a break in a day of meetings or as a half-day event. Most often used as a reward, this activity is a fun way to enjoy the grounds and learn about the zoo in an organized but informal way.  NEW this fall all of our scavenger hunts are paperless.  All you will need is a smart phone - we even provide the free Shaw-to-go wifi !

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Markhors have been known to climb trees in search of nutritious leaves. One was sighted on the branch of an oak tree about six metres (19 feet) above the ground, calmly munching on leaves.