2021 Member Discounts

Location Inspire And Engage Members Connect Members
Concessions
  • 10% off regular brewed coffee or tea (12 oz)
  • 10% off Artisan Soup
  • 10% off Cotton Candy
  • 10% off* Kids Dino Nugget Meal only (Kitamba Café & Penguin Café)
    *Discount does not apply to the Kids Grilled Cheese Meal
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Retail 10% off all Retail Venues --

Please note: Members must show membership card to cashier at beginning of a transaction to receive discount. Membership discounts are non-transferable.


Members-Only Access

Wild Life Kids Club

Child members become part of the Wild Life Kids Club and enjoy perks like exclusive access to the member-only events and receive a special invitation to our online hidden kids page with fun activities! (email [email protected] with the subject line “GIVE ME SECRET ACCESS - KIDS BLOG!” to receive the link).


2021 Member Events

  • August

    Community Conservation In Kenya

    All Inspire and Engage Calgary Zoo members are invited to join Donna Sheppard, our Community Conservation Specialist, on a webinar about her work in Kenya’s mountain forests! 

    Donna has spent her adult life permanently based on the continent of Africa, working in the countries of Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Togo and Benin for the Calgary Zoo. She works with many different wildlife species, but her main focus is on hippopotamus, mountain bongo, and western sitatunga. 

    From ecosystem and wildlife monitoring to camera trapping and forest mapping, during this webinar you will learn all about the tangible community benefits from forest conservation. 

    As Inspire and Engage Calgary Zoo members, we are excited to invite you to this webinar! 

    DATE: Friday, August 13, 2021 

    TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 

    HOW: RSVPs must be received by 5:00 p.m. MST on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 and all members must register individually. Instructions and a link to join the webinar will be emailed to eligible members who have RSVP'd the afternoon of August 12, 2021. 

    We are excited to host you! 

    This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!

  • September

    Start Your Morning With The Wildest Breakfast In The City

    All Inspire and Engage Calgary Zoo members are invited to an in-person outdoor breakfast at the Calgary Zoo! 

    At this outdoor event, you will find a delicious breakfast buffet, touch tables, and plenty of games to kick start your morning. 

    DATE: Friday, September 10, 2021  

    TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

    WHERE: The breakfast will be at the Asia lawn and tent, located across from Gateway to Asia. 

    HOW:  RSVPs must be received by 9:00 a.m. MST on Monday, September 6, 2021 and all Inspire and Engage members must register individually.  

     

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    A Few Friendly Reminders: 

    • Mask wear is required for all visitors (ages 2+) inside all Calgary Zoo buildings in accordance with the provincial and AHS guidelines. This includes inside the Asia tent, animal habitats, indoor dining, washrooms, and retail shops.

    • Dress for the weather (rain, cold, or shine)! This event takes place outdoors. 

    • All Inspire and Engage members must register individually. 

    • If you can no longer attend, please let us know as soon as possible. 

    • This breakfast is for Inspire and Engage members only. Your Inspire or Engage membership must be valid on the date of the event. 

    We are so excited to host you!  

Member Exclusive Partner Discounts

AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program

Receive discounted admission to AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums participating in the AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program.


2021 Inspire Members Tours

  • June

    The Butterfly Effect  

    Join Boyd Nave, the Calgary Zoo’s very own butterfly expert, and venture into a virtual experience at the ENMAX Conservatory’s Garden Gallery to the return of a familiar sight ... butterflies fluttering about. As an Inspire Calgary Zoo member, we are excited to invite you to this exclusive webinar! 

    Learn all about the butterfly's journey to the Calgary Zoo, and the process that happens when they emerge from chrysalis’ to beautiful butterflies!  

    DATE: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 

    TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

    HOW: RSVPs must be received by 5:00 p.m. MST on Sunday, June 13, 2021 and all members must register individually. Instructions and a link to join the webinar will be emailed to eligible members who have RSVP'd the morning of June 15, 2021. 

    This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!

  • July

    An Exclusive Tour of Destination Africa 

    Inspire members, get to know some African Rainforest and Savannah animals such as meerkats, giraffes, and dwarf crocodiles with Annie Walton, the Calgary Zoo’s Interim Zoo School Coordinator, on an in-person walking tour of Destination Africa!  

    Annie is passionate about environmental education, and loves sharing with others the zoo’s amazing resident animals, as well as their inspirational conservation work. During this tour, you will get to see some of our biofact collection, such as the gorilla knuckle print and learn about our related conservation initiatives. 

    As an Inspire member, we are excited to invite you to the Calgary Zoo for this exclusive tour! 

    DATE: Monday, July 26th, 2021 

    TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

    WHERE: The tour will take place in the Rainforest building, the Savannah building, and the Savannah Loop. 

    HOW: 

    • There is limited space available on this tour! To reserve your spot, please email [email protected].

    • All Inspire members must register individually. 

    • If you do not receive an email from the Calgary Zoo, unfortunately the registration list is full and you have been added to the waitlist. If someone cancels, your name will automatically be added to the registration list and a confirmation email will be sent to you. 

    • If you can no longer attend, please let us know as soon as possible so someone else can be added to the registration list! 

    This event has concluded. We hope you enjoyed it!


    IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

    • Refreshments will be provided at the beginning of the tour. 

    • Headsets will be provided for the tour. The headsets are sanitized between each use. You may bring your personal headphones, however we cannot guarantee that they will work with our system. 

    • Dress for the weather (rain, cold, or shine)! This event will take place both indoors and outdoors. 

    • Wear comfy footwear! The zoo is a big place and you will be walking a large part of it for this event. 

    • Masks are encouraged, but not required during this tour. 

    • The tour is for Inspire members only. Your Inspire membership must be valid on the date of the event. 

    • Please note, this tour will begin before the zoo opens to the public and animals may or may not be visible. 

September - December 2021 - Coming Soon!