Important Health & Safety Update

Effective September 20, 2021, the Calgary Zoo will require all visitors 12 years of age and older to provide proof of one of the following before being permitted entry:

  • Government-issued proof of COVID-19 double vaccination (between September 20 – October 25, proof of a single dose will be accepted if given two or more weeks prior to attendance);
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within the previous 72 hours (either PCR or Rapid Test); or
  • Documentation of a medical exemption.

Visitors will also be required to show their government-issued ID. Those who are unable to show proof of one of the items listed above will be denied entry. This applies to all visitors aged 12 years and older.

A friendly reminder that mask wear is required for all visitors aged 2+ inside all Calgary Zoo buildings (including animal habitats, indoor dining, washrooms, and retail shops) in accordance with the provincial and AHS guidelines.


Adult: $29.95
Senior (60+): $27.95
Child/Youth (3-15): $19.95
Infant (under 3): Free

Note: A $12 daily parking fee applies. 
* Prices do not include GST and are subject to change.

Want year-round access to the world's most incredible animals? Consider applying your admission fee toward a zoo membership. Admission can only be applied within seven (7) days of your visit. Please stop by a window on your way out or contact our Guest Relations team at 403.232.9300 (ext. 2) to upgrade.

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Members must present a valid membership card at the gate for entry.


Zoo Building Updates

Friendly reminder: Mask wear is required for all visitors aged 2+ inside all Calgary Zoo buildings (including animal habitats, indoor dining, washrooms, and retail shops) in accordance with the provincial and AHS guidelines.

  • View our most up-to-date building closure information

    Cequel Energy Lodge  

    Closed for renovations 

    North American river otters will not be available for viewing at this time. 

    Penguin Plunge 

    9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Last entry 4:15 p.m.

    African Savannah and African Rainforest buildings 

    9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.  
    Gorilla amphitheatre 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (weather dependent) 

    Land of Lemurs 

    Walk-through closed 
    Lemurs are still viewable in their indoor & outdoor habitats 

    ENMAX Conservatory 

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

    Gateway to Asia  

    9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.


    Closed for the season.

    Plan Your Visit station 



Group Admissions

The Calgary Zoo offers discounted rates for groups of 15 or more. Tickets must be purchased at least three (3) business days before your group visit.

Please contact our Guest Relations team at 403.232.9300 (ext. 2) for details. Group tickets are not eligible to use towards a membership. ZOOLIGHTS admission, or other special events.

Looking for a guided tour? See our Group Packages Tour Operators Rates.

Group Parking

Admission does not include parking fees. A 30-minute drop-off is available for buses and group transportation, at no charge.

Hotel Partners

Special rates are available to our hotel partners. Please contact our Guest Relations team at 403.232.9300 (ext. 2) for details.

School Self-Guided Visits

The Calgary Zoo offers discounted rates for school groups of 15 students or greater. Rates also apply to preschools and daycares. You will also be provided a specific number of FREE chaperone tickets to ensure your school group has adequate supervision. The student/chaperone ratio is reflective of the Alberta Education guidelines; however the zoo offers a greater number of FREE chaperones for the safety and well-being of the students; and preserves the quality and integrity of our zoo.

ALL ticket pricing applies to 3 DAY ADVANCE booking ONLY - NO EXCEPTIONS. Schools purchasing tickets ON DAY OF the visit will be charged FULL admission prices, along with an ADDITIONAL $25 late booking fee. Chaperone tickets are ONLY valid for the day of the scheduled trip. View chaperone guidelines here.

  • View Discounted Rates and Learn More Here

     All ticket purchases (Student and General bulk rate) are final.

    2021   prices prices incl gst
    15-2500 Student School Rate $11.97 $12.57

    Chaperone to student ratio: Pre-k to grade 6 is 1:4 and grade 7-12 is 1:7

    Additional adults exceeding the chaperone ratio will be charged according to the group admission rates.

    Tickets can be purchased:

    • Over the phone with a Guest Relations representative using a credit card only
      • Please call 403.232.9300 (ext. 2)
    • By mailing in a cheque WITH the appropriate form attached
      • Please call Guest Relations to have a cheque form emailed to you or download it here. Please include this completed form with your payment.
      • ANY cheque received WITHOUT the completed form attached with be held until the form is submitted. Schools will NOT be granted access to the zoo without the confirmation of purchase and payment.

Coupons, Discounts and Special Offers

Get the latest Calgary Zoo coupons, discounts and special offers and save big on your next visit with us. Zoo Members can also save 10% on a variety of programs and activities. 

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* Prices, terms, and conditions may change at any time. Tickets are non-refundable or transferable. All tickets expire at the end of the year in which they were purchased. Payment by Visa, MasterCard or American Express only.

Health & Safety and other FAQ

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