Low season- October 9, 2017- March 22, 2018
General Admission - low season
Child (3 - 15)
Infant (2 & under)
North parking lots: Open 365 days a year, excluding December 25, Christmas Day.
210 St. George's Drive NE
West parking lot: Currently closed.
Click here for Member parking information.
Click here for Public parking information.
Gates & Services
Gates open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.
Open 364 days a year, excluding December 25, Christmas Day.
210 St. George's Drive NE
Concession and Retail:
Kitamba Café is open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kitamba Java and Penguin Café are open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Outdoor concession locations like Dairy Bar, Watering Hole, Tusk and Grill, Panda Parlour, and Tribal Treats are closed for the winter low season.
All outdoor concessions are subject to visitor attendance and weather.
Grazers restaurant is seasonal, and has closed for the remainder of 2017. It can be booked as an event space here.
North gift shop is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Tigers Den is open from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., weather depending. The Trading Post is closed for the winter low season.
Buildings and Habitats:
During the winter season, due to shorter daylight hours, some animals are "put to bed" before the darkness settles in beginning as early as 3:30 p.m., both for their safety and the safety of our staff. Buildings like Penguin Plunge mimic daylight, and TranslAlta Trainforest relies on natural light.
African Savannah, TransAlta Rainforest, ENMAX Conservatory open from 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Canadian Wilds (including Cequel Lodge), and Land of Lemurs (excluding outdoor loop) open from 9 a.m. - cleared by 6 p.m.
Penguin Plunge open from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Last entrance at 4:15 p.m.
Prehistoric Park is open during zoo hours from March 23 - October 31, 2017.
Eurasian Gateway is closed for construction of the giant panda habitat.
Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.
Prices are subject to change and do not include GST.
Entrance through North (Main) gate at 210 St. George's Drive NE only. Parking fees apply. The West gate and lot on Zoo Rd. NE are currently closed due to construction from the Flood Protection Project. For those utlizing GPS, please use 210 St. George's Drive NE, to be directed to the zoo's main entrance.
A new adventure can be found every day at the zoo. It’s a fun and educational experience for the whole family, any time of the year. Consider applying your admission toward a zoo membership for year-round access to the world’s most incredible animals.
What to Bring to the Zoo
Please dress for the weather, whether that means sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen or a warm winter jacket and mittens. Feel free to bring your lunch or snacks (but please don’t feed the animals!).
What to Leave at Home
Pets, balloons, bikes, tricycles, drugs and alcohol, rollerblades, skates, scooters, balls, Frisbees, hackeysacks, rollershoes, noisemakers or musical instruments.
Please leave your pets at home, except for service dogs. You can refer to the zoo’s service animal policy for more details.
ZooShare/New Refugee Welcome Program
The ZooShare program provides access for all members of our community to the recreational and educational opportunities offered by the zoo, regardless of economic status. Qualified individuals receive a 75% admission discount to the Calgary Zoo.
The Calgary Zoo is pleased to be a part of a city-wide effort to welcome refugees. For more information, click here.
The ZooShare program provides access for all members of our community to the recreational and educational opportunities offered by the zoo, regardless of economic status. Qualified individuals receive complimentary passes to the Calgary Zoo.