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Meerkats plan their day depending on the weather – when the sun warms the surface of their burrows they emerge, but if it’s overcast or raining they stay inside.
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Our north parking lots are open 365 days a year; due to City of Calgary construction, the southwest parking lot will not reopen until later in the summer or early fall.
Click here for Member parking information.
Click here for Public parking information.
The zoo is closed Friday, September 5 due to Zoogala setup. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will reopen Saturday, September 6.
Gates & Services
(March 21 - October 2014)
Gates open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Due to City of Calgary construction, the southwest gate will not reopen until 2015)
Concession and Retail open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily, dependent on weather
Zoo Grounds close at 6 p.m.
Savannah, TransAlta Rainforest and Elephant Crossing 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Penguin Plunge last entrance at 5:45 p.m., building closes at 6 p.m.
(Penguin Plunge hours vary as the light cycle inside the building mimics daylight hours)
The zoo’s stunning surroundings go with every dress. The grounds also provide the perfect setting for weddings of all sizes. Look through photos of what’s possible at the zoo. We’re sure you’ll get inspired by seeing some of the options for your big day.Learn More
Never mind the massive banquet hall that can be quickly converted into smaller, more intimate spaces; the selling feature here is the veranda overlooking the giraffes, zebras and ostriches. It’s like you’re dining right in Africa.Learn More