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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Add free Time Ticketing:
Free of charge, book a special time during the day to visit the pandas during spring break (March 22-31). 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.
Winter Hours of Operation
|Spring hours of operation||March 22 - may 17, 2019|
|-Main Admission Gate
-West Gate - Open
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Zoo closes at 6 p.m.
|Concessions and Retail (dependent on weather)||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|African Savannah, TransAlta Rainforest, ENMAX Conservatory||9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.|
|Penguin Plunge||9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Last entry at 4:15 p.m.)
|Land of Lemurs||Walk Through closed until Spring 2019|
|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.
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 *|
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
Admission does not include parking fees. A 30-minute drop-off is available for buses and group transportation, at no charge.
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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