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

Kitamba Café

Open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Kitamba Café has our largest menu selection. You’ll find all the classics, like hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, and house-roasted pulled pork. You’ll also find healthy alternatives, kids meals, and gluten-friendly options. Try our artisan soups and chili, made in-house with fresh, local ingredients! New for 2021, our grilled cheese is back and available as a kids meal! Enjoy delicious sourdough with slices of natural cheddar cheese toasted to perfection! Feeling extra? Try our NEW pulled pork grilled cheese - all the goodness of our original grilled cheese sandwich with the addition of our house made slow-roasted pulled pork! 

Kitamba Java

Open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

At the far end of Kitamba Café, you’ll find Kitamba Java. Treat yourself to a specialty Starbucks coffee, latte or tea, artisan bagel, sandwich, or soft serve ice cream. New for 2021, now offering almond and soy as alternative milk options. Adult beverages menu now available!

Penguin Café

Open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*
*Hot food service closes at 4:00 p.m.

Attached to the main gift shop, the Penguin Café serves coffee, as well as hot and cold foods, year-round. Stop in for a bowl of soup, ice cream, or our irresistible french fries. Gluten-friendly options are available. 

Grazers Lawn

Currently closed.

Seasonal Dining 

The following restaurants and outdoor concessions* are open seasonally.


Closed for the season.

Dairy Bar* 

At the Dairy Bar, you’ll find soft serve ice cream, slushies, and our famous Screamer — a delicious mix of both!
Closed for the season.

Camel Canteen* 

At the Camel Canteen, you'll find some new menu options this year! Try our pulled pork sandwich, veggie burger, chili, chili cheese dog, chili cheese fries, or chili cheese nachos. Feeling snacky? Grab a fresh bags of popcorn. Adult beverage menu now available.
Closed for the season.

Safari Snacks* 

This is the place for popcorn, cold pop and hot dogs! You’ll also find healthy options here, like fruit and veggie cups. New for 2021, try our new cheese quesadilla or pulled pork quesadilla. Both served with a side of salsa! Adult beverage menu now available.
Closed for the season.

Dinny's Diner*

Closed for the season.

Tigers Den

Currently closed.

Watering Hole*

Closed for the season.

Additional Information:

  • The operating hours listed above are for regular day time operations. Some concessions may be open after hours during special experiences, including ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company. Please visit the event page for details.
  • *All outdoor concessions are subject to visitor attendance and weather. Hours may change without notice. 
  • Debit or credit are the preferred methods of payment at this time, however cash is accepted.

2022 Safari Sunday Brunch

Swing by the zoo for a wild brunch buffet every Sunday from January 16, 2022 to November 13, 2022! Prepared by our incredible catering team and filled with all your breakfast favourites, there's a reason Sunday Safari Brunch has been a staple of zoo dining. Learn more or get tickets here!