Play spaces at the Calgary Zoo are high touch areas. They are sanitized by our Zoo Crew using an animal and people safe solution of hydrogen peroxide and water. Hydrogen peroxide is recommended by the World Health Organization. 

To help keep you and others safe, we ask that you: 

  • Clean hands before and after entering play area – sanitizer is in place for your use

  • Practice physical distancing, good hygiene and only play with members of your household

  • Leave all food and toys (including stuffed animals!) outside the play areas

Be kind. Stay safe. Wash your paws often (and for 20 seconds!)

Brawn Family Foundation Bugtopia

An exciting new nature inspired interactive play space! This larger than life play space is designed for children of all ages, particularly those ages 7-12, and immerses you in the playful world of insects, including select accessible and inclusive play features.


  • Open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • The Bugtopia Kiosk is closed for the season and will reopen in Spring 2021.

learn more about bugtopia

Calgary Co-op Kids Zone

Located in Eurasia, the Calgary Co-op Kids Zone includes the wildlife carousel, and a playground for toddlers.


  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Coop Kids Zone

Kinsmen Zooventure Playground

An adventure awaits at the Kinsmen Zooventure Playground. Find animal-themed slides, tunnels and mazes, located between Destination Africa and the Dairy Bar.


  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Nature Play

In the Nature Play area, just east of Cequel Energy Lodge in Canadian Wilds, kids are encouraged to get their hands dirty and connect with nature.

Prehistoric Park Dino Slide and Dino Dig 

In the Prehistoric Park, kids can slide out of the mouth of a T. rex, and then go on to become paleontologists and discover bones in the Dino Dig. 


  • Closed for the season and will reopen in Spring 2021.

Whooping Crane Interactive Area

Ever wonder how your wingspan compares to a whooping crane’s? Or what it feels like to sit in a nest? Find out in the Whooping Crane Interactive Area, located in the Canadian Wilds.

Wildlife Carousel

Currently closed.