Adult: $29.95
Senior (60+): $27.95
Child/Youth (3—15): $19.95
Infant (2 & under): Free

Note: A $12 daily parking fee applies. (Effective January 7, 2019.)
* Prices do not include GST and are subject to change.

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Free of charge, book a special time during the day to visit the pandas. Select your arrival time to visit Panda Passage, and enjoy a fast entry to the habitat! Time tickets allow you to skip the lines, and know exactly when you’ll gain entry to see the pandas. Learn more.


*Please note: The Calgary Zoo is temporarily closed to the public. Stay in touch with our animals and teams online. We look forward to welcoming you back to Calgary Zoo as soon as we can! 

 Winter hours of operation October 2019 - March 2020
Main Admission Gate 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Zoo closes at 6 p.m.
West Gate Closed for the season
Concessions and Retail (dependent on weather) 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Zoo buildings  
African Savannah, TransAlta Rainforest, ENMAX Conservatory 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. 
Penguin Plunge 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Last entry: 4:15 p.m.
Land of Lemurs 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Walk-through closed for the season
Panda Passage 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Last entry: 4:45 p.m.
Grazers Closed for the Season
Plan Your Visit station Closed for the Season

* Last admission is one hour before closure.

Group Admissions

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

Number of people how much you'll save *
15-249 20%
250-999 25%
1000-2499 30%
2500+ 40%

You can pick up your tickets in advance, on the day of your visit, or have them sent by courier for $12 (plus GST). Group tickets are not eligible to use towards a membership, ZOOLIGHTS admission, or other special events.

Looking for a guided tour? See Tour Operator Deals

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 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 price along with an ADDITIONAL $25 late booking fee.

Student tickets will expire at the end of the calendar year for which they are purchased in i.e. Tickets purchased in 2019 will expire on December 31, 2019. Chaperone tickets are ONLY valid for the day of the scheduled trip. Chaperone guidelines.

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

2019   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. Download form. Please include this completed form with your payment.
    • ANY cheque received WITHOUT the completed form attached will be held until the form is submitted - Schools will NOT be granted access to the zoo without confirmation of purchase and payment

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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.