Wildlife Carousel

Open daily, from 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (weather dependent)

Located beside the Tigers Den Gift Shop, the wildlife carousel features 30 endangered animals from all seven continents. Ride with a polar bear cub, swift fox or praying mantis! It’s fun for all ages. Wheelchair-accessible chariots are also available.


  • $3 per ride, or $8 for unlimited rides

  • Engage and Inspire members pay $5 for unlimited rides

  • Available at Tigers Den Gift Shop (and at the carousel when cash station is open)

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.

Calgary Co-op Kids Zone

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

Coop Kids Zone

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.

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.

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.