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Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits

2022 Member Discounts

Location Inspire And Engage Members Connect Members
Concessions
  • 10% off regular brewed coffee or tea (12 oz)
  • 10% off Artisan Soup (soup is only available during the winter season) 
  • 10% off Cotton Candy
  • 10% off Kids Dino Nugget Meal (offered at Kitamba Cafe & Penguin Cafe)

*Discount does not apply to the Kids Mini Hotdog 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

 

2022 Member Events (Engage and Inspire)

*Events are subject to change/provincial bylaws. Invite will be received via email. If you are a member and you are not subscribed to our member emails, please email [email protected] for more information.

  • January

    Penguin Walk Sneak Peek 

    The Penguin Walk, presented by RE/MAX, returns for its tenth year on January 11th! The king penguin colony will head out on zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk to keep their brains and bodies healthy and visitors get to experience the fun (weather dependent). Get a close up look at the group of king penguins as they explore, exercise, and waddle their way through the zoo! 

    We’re pleased to invite you to experience the waddle a day early on January 6th, 2022. The walk will begin at 10:30 A.M. sharp so we recommend you arrive 15-30 minutes early to secure a great viewing spot.

  • February

    Conservation & Retail Behind the Scenes Webinar

    Members will receive access to a webinar with the retail and conservation team to show the behind the scenes of sustainable product sourcing and some of our exciting partnerships with communities in need. Two lucky attendees will win a shea butter gift! 

     

  • March

    Camp Sneak Peek  

    Members can sign up to have their children experience one hour of zoo camp on March 11th. This is a great sneak peek to see all the benefits and fun that a day at camp brings. Please note, we will ask that the parents stay at the zoo during the camp. 

     

  • April

    Exclusive Engage and Inspire Member Treat Station

    Our annual Easter Eggstravaganza runs from April 15th-18th. This event includes a fun hatch hunt, egg-cellent touch tables, treat stations and more!

    On Friday, April 15th, there will be an extra treat station just for members ! Find us on Grazer's Lawn and make sure to have your membership card ready to redeem your treat!

  • May

    Exclusive Access to Gateway to Asia Building

    Enjoy member only access to Gateway to Asia from 9AM-10AM on Friday May 20th, 2022. There will be staff and volunteers on site to answer all of your questions  as you learn all about the animals like Tanuck the Tapir and our Gibbon brothers!

  • June

    Exclusive Access To Prehistoric Park

    Discover life-sized models and see what Alberta looked like when dinosaurs ruled the earth without the crowds! Enjoy member only access to Prehistoric Park from 9:00AM-10:30AM on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022. There will be staff and volunteers on site to answer all of your questions and to hand out some small prizes.

  • July

    Member Stampede Breakfast

    Join us for a Member Stampede Breakfast on Tuesday July 12th. There will be a pancake breakfast, lawn games, stampede photo ops and prizes to enjoy.

    *Due to overwhelming demand, this event is now full, thank you for your interest!

Member Exclusive Partner Discounts

AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program

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


2022 Inspire Members Tours (Inspire Exclusive)

*Events are subject to change/provincial bylaws. Invite will be received via email. If you are a member and you are not subscribed to our member emails, please email [email protected] for more information. 

  • January

    Exotic Animal Trade Webinar

    Learn about the animals at the zoo who were rescued from exotic animal trade situations, debunk myths and what you can do to help. Feel free to ask your questions at this webinar and our experts will be happy to provide more information! 

  • February

    Lock In Your Love

    Make a wish, save a thought, declare your love…on a lock! Show your INSPIRE membership card to the North Gate gift shop staff from February 21st-27th* and get a free lock to add to our metal heart art install . Make it memorable by inscribing your sweetheart’s name, initials, an important date, a significant place or something else that holds a special meaning in your heart. Make a wish and lock it in!

    *While supplies last

  • March

    Tiger Talk - Matchmaking

    This talk will be on site (restrictions permitting) and will go through the process of matchmaking tigers and what our plans are for our tigers. You likely get to see Samkha enjoying his habitat after his return to Calgary, and we will update you on how Youri is doing in Assiniboine.  

     

  • April

    Butterfly Talk With Our Horticulture Team

    Our Inspire members will have a chance to join us for an exclusive butterfly talk just in time for spring! You will hear about a range of topics including the importance of botanical diversity and conservation, the diets of different butterflies and even about their quirky mating rituals! We are excited to bring this event back in person, so you will be able to see the butterflies fluttering around as you hear their stories.

    Keep your eye out for an email invite in April! If you are not subscribed to emails please contact [email protected]

  • May

    Exclusive Asia Tour

    Enjoy exclusive access to the Gateway to Asia building from 9AM-10AM on Friday May 20th, 2022 AND an Inspire only tour of the outdoor section from 9:30AM-10AM. You'll be guided through the area including the snow leopard, red pandas, tigers and markhors. 

    This tour has a limited capacity and will require you to RSVP. Keep your eye out for an email invite in May! If you are not subscribed to emails please contact [email protected].

  • June

    Canadian Wilds Talk

    Our Inspire membres will have a chance to hear about the future of the Canadian Wilds and what goes into planning new spaces.

    Keep your eye out for an email invite in June! If you are not subscribed to emails please contact [email protected]

  • July

    Member Stampede Breakfast

    Join us for a Member Stampede Breakfast on Tuesday July 12th. There will be a pancake breakfast, lawn games, stampede photo ops and prizes. Inspire members will get to enjoy an extra treat that they can pick up from the welcome booth.

    *Due to overwhelming demand, this event is now full, thank you for your interest!