Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive
Tusks and Tails
Boo at the Zoo
Zoo Year's Eve
Past Events Easter Eggstravaganza
Mother's Day Brunch
On May 12, join the Calgary Zoo as we host our annual Mother’s Day Brunch in Safari Lodge! Treat your special mom or grandmother to a well-deserved brunch filled with gourmet foods, fresh flowers just for mom, and homemade gifts made at one of our kids craft tables. Plus, your zoo admission is included for the entire day!
May 12, 2013
Three seating times include:
- 9:00 am or,
- 11:30 am or,
- 2:00 pm
Engage and Inspire members receive 20% off! Remember, you must be logged into your account to receive discount
- General (16-59): $37.95
- Senior (60+): $34.95
- Child (3-15): $20.95
- Infants (2 & under) Free
**Remember, tickets can only be pre-purchased, no walk-ups accepted**
Pre-purchase your tickets today by ordering online, or by calling Guest Relations at 403-232-9300.
OTHER MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive
Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive
May 11 & 12
Head down to the Calgary Zoo over Mother's Day Weekend to help support this amazing local initiative.
Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive is focused on raising awareness of issues and challenges associated with diaper need, and to collect and encourage diaper donations to support mothers who struggle to provide diapers for their children. A staggering 1 in 5 Canadian mothers struggle with this every single day. All donations are in support of the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank.
On May 11th & 12th the Calgary Zoo will be hosting the Bare Bottom Diaper Drive on the park grounds. Bring your diaper or cash donation down and receive a 2-for-1 admission pass for a future visit to the Zoo. The donation bins will be located right near the Penguin Plunge exhibit.
For more information about Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive, visit facebook.com/BareBottomsDiaperDrive
June 15th 2013
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
After the tremendous success of the 2012 FOCUSED morning photography events at the Calgary Zoo, we are delighted to bring FOCUSED back for another round!
It‘s a well-known fact that the Calgary Zoo has some of the city’s most spectacular morning light. So often, photographers are not given a chance to experience this wondrous time at the Zoo. Moreover, it is often difficult to snap the perfect shot of your favourite animal because the Zoo is so full of energetic people. It’s for these two reasons that the Calgary Zoo has decided to continue to host an early morning photography event for photographers of all skill levels.
FOCUSED provides photographers with an opportunity to photograph the Zoo grounds, gardens and animals during the magnificent morning light and without interruptions or crowds.
When photographers arrive they will have access to all of the Zoo’s grounds. Guests will be provided with a schedule of all animal enclosure and building opening times and are then welcome to roam around the Zoo at their leisure.
Date: Saturday, June 15th 2013
Times: Gates & Registration open at 6:30 am.
Event Times: 7:00 am – 9:00 am.
Parking: North Gate entrance – There is NO access through the West Gate.
- Ticket Sales Information: Tickets now on sale until June 12th 2013.
(or until they are sold out).
- There are a limited amount of tickets available, so purchase them ASAP.
- There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets.
- See the FAQ page for information on rain checks
- Tickets can be purchased online at www.calgaryzoo.com/focused or at 403.232.9300.
Purchase Tickets online by clicking here, or by call 403.232.9300.
- This is an adults ONLY event - participants must be 18 years or older to attend.
Tickets cost $35 per person and include:
- Free Parking.
- Early morning access to the Zoo.
- Full day Zoo admission.
Engage and Inspire Members tickets = $20
Members can only purchase tickets by calling 403.232.9300.
Weekly updates and more information can be found on the Calgary Zoo’s Facebook Page.
Or you can call 403.232.9300.
Questions? Click here to see our FAQ’s
With the purchase of your tickets you will receive a photo release and commercial use waiver that needs to be signed and brought with you on the day of the event.
In accordance with the Zoo's general visitation policy "the commercial use of photographs, video and film you take during your visit is strictly prohibited without full written consent". At the start of the event, each guest will be asked to sign a waiver recognizing that they are not to use photos taken at the event without the Zoo's written consent. After the event, all participants are welcome to request the use of their photos for commercial purposes. Guests are free to use photographs, video and film for personal purposes (such as on your personal Facebook page or blog).
The schedule and list of animal exhibit openings is online here and is also included in your ticket information package. We can also provide you with a paper copy upon arrival. However, in order to help our conservation efforts, we encourage all guests to download the files onto your mobile device for the day of the event.
Please keep in mind that when working with a live collection, schedules may fluctuate. However, we will do our best to advise all guests of any changes to the schedule.
| ||Tusks & Tails Gala – June 13, 2013|
The Tusks & Tails Gala, now in its 14th year, is the
Calgary Zoo’s premier fundraiser. To date, the event has
raised over $1M for the zoo’s conservation efforts both
locally and around the world. This unique event includes
an exquisite dinner, raffle and special behind-the-scenes
zoo experiences to attract Calgary’s philanthropic and
corporate elite. Read more here.
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| ||Zoogala – Friday September 6th, 2013|
Friday, September 6th 2013
ADULTS ONLY (18+ Event)
Join us as we wonder in pursuit of pleasure and entertainment, while enjoying Calgary’s best food and wine and the Calgary Zoo’s amazing ambiance and celebrities – the animals!
Early Bird Tickets go on sale Monday, June 3rd.
Price = $110.00
As a thank you for purchasing tickets well in advance, Early Bird ticket sales are an opportunity for dedicated and eager Zoogala guests to purchase tickets at a reduced price.
Early Bird tickets will be on sale until they are sold out or until July 1st with limited quantities available. In 2012, Early Bird tickets sold out in 2 weeks, so buy them NOW!!
Regular Zoogala price is $140.
All ZOOGALA 2013: Gallivant ticket includes:
- Calgary’s hottest new foods and coolest new cocktails, wine and beer.
- A wide range of entertainment designed to tantalize the senses.
- Unique and exclusive behind the scenes experiences with the celebrities of the Calgary Zoo – the animals.
- NEW!! Roaming Among the Wild, a Fashion Show for the Wild at Heart.
- The West Lounge After Party hosted by ZACK! KooL 101.5’s Afternoon DJ, plus dancing under the stars, entertainment and stylized lounge space.
- Unique on-site activities, such as the wheel of fun!
- Most importantly, the opportunity to help support the Calgary Zoo!
We are currently working on the official Zoogala 2013: Gallivant website. Once it is ready, it will host all the ticket, event, vendor and sponsorship information. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the event please contact Roz Freeman, Special Events Advisor at
or check out Calgary Zoo: Zoogala on Facebook.
2013 Food & Beverage Vendors – please download these two documents to learn more about being a Vendor at Zoogala 2013 and to reserve your spot at THE food and beverage event of the year!
- Vendor Callout Letter
- Vendor Info Sheet
After the great success of the Zoo’s new Focused photography event in
2012, we are happy to bring it back for all the wildlife photography
enthusiasts in Calgary.
Focused 2.0 will be held on Saturday, September 14th, 2013
More information on the event and ticket sales information will be released in the spring!
| ||Boo at the Zoo is under construction…stay tuned for more information on the 2013 event!|| |
| ||Everyone’s favorite holiday tradition will start on Friday, November 22nd 2013 and go straight through until Saturday, January 4th 2014.|| |
| ||Bring the family down to ring in 2014 with the Zoo! Zoo Year’s Eve is on Tuesday, December 31st. Stay tuned for more information.|| |
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|Interested in sponsoring one of the Zoo’s amazing special events? Please contact Tanya Kaynes at 403.232.9351|
Are you a company interested in doing some sampling and/or promotions at the Calgary Zoo?? If so, please contact Roz Freeman at 403.232.9383
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Easter Eggstravaganza Presented by Nestle Aero Egg with Calgary’s Child Magazine
At our house jumping is strongly encouraged…
March 29th & 30th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
ALL Easter Activities FREE with regular Zoo admission
on down to the Calgary Zoo for two days of Easter FUN!! Spring will be
here next week, just in time for this one of a kind Easter event.
Here are all the fun activities you can look forward to at Easter Eggstravaganza 2013:
INSPIRE: CONSERVE & LEARN ZONE
Discovery Center (by Penguins)
City of Calgary – Waste and Recycling Services
Creature Features – 10:30 am; 11:30 am; 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm.
Egg-ceptionally Crafty – make a kite out of recycled Calgary Herald Newspapers
Boston Pizza activities and giveaways (outside of Discovery Center)
Touch Table with Biofacts
CONNECT: FUN ZONE
Safari Lodge (Destination Africa)
Calgary Corn Maze Activities
- The inflatable maze
- Pedal karts
- Hop a long horse
- Cow milking
- Bull Roping
Card Sisters Photo Booth – Get your family photo taken and have a beautiful card sent to you in the mail.
Live Entertainment by GlobalFest Cultural Performers – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
Touch Table with Biofacts
ENGAGE: EXPLORE & DISCOVER ZONE
Butterfly Chrysalis Pinning Demonstration – 12:30 pm
Egg Farmers of Alberta Coloring Contest
Get Crackin’ Cooking Demonstrations – 11:00 am & 2:00 pm
GlobalFest – how are fireworks made??
Live Entertainment by GlobalFest Cultural Performers – 10:00 am & 12:00 pm
Touch Table with Biofacts
Inside Elephant Crossing
Please note that this line will be cut off at 2:00 pm/daily in order to accommodate all guests currently in line.
Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Nestle Aero Egg Treat Stations
are four treat stations located throughout the zoo. Children 12 years
old and under will receive a Treat Card that can be redeemed for four
treats (one at each of the stations).Tiger Cubs 1st Birthday!!
Saturday, March 30th ONLY
Join the tiger cubs in celebrating their 1st Birthday!
cubs will be receiving an amazing enrichment present at 11:30 am at the
Tiger Enclosure, located on the West End of the zoo.
will receive a program and map to help guide you through the event.
There will also be a large map located off the north shore bridge on the
zoo island to guide you. When in doubt, please as a friendly zoo staff
or volunteer for directions or assistance.
Check out and participate in our Facebook page’s ‘Who’s Cuter than the Easter Bunny’ debate between March 15th and March 28th.
note that some activity locations may have to change due to weather.
Friendly zoo volunteers will be around to answer any questions you may
Thanks you to all of our Sponsors, Media Partners and Event Partners for making this the best Easter Eggstravaganza EVER!!