Special Events

Roaring Good Times

The Calgary Zoo’s Annual Special events fill the social calendars of Calgarians year round. From glamorous fundraisers that support the zoo’s important conservation projects to holiday events that have become family traditions, the Calgary Zoo’s grounds provide a stunning backdrop for every occasion.

Adult Night

Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adult Night: ZOOLIGHTS After Hours! The glow starts here on November 30 with lights, a skating rink, skating rink DJ, various activities, beer tasting, appies, cash bar and more. 

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Canada 150

Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with the Calgary Zoo! Use this page as a resource for what's happening on grounds.

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ZOOLIGHTS presented by JSS Barristers is back with more holiday cheer, festive spirit, and family fun than ever. Join us for Calgary's favourite winter tradition, nightly from November 24, 2017 until January 6, 2018!

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Explore the Calgary Zoo's new Land of Lemurs habitat in a special FOCUSED early morning photography event. Photographers of all skill levels welcome.

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Dinosaurs Alive

The life-sized, lifelike animatronic dinos from the Dinosaurs Alive exhibit left for good on October 31, 2016. Though their stay with the zoo has ended- don't fret! Prehistoric Park will re-open in the spring of 2017 to visitors, featuing the classic dinos, recent improvements, and BIG fun.

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Easter Eggstravaganza

Thanks for joining us for Easter Eggstravaganza - two days of classic springtime fun at the Calgary Zoo. Please continue to check this page for information on our upcoming Easter Eggstravaganza 2018 event.

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Zoo Years Eve

Zoo Year's Eve

On December 31, 2016, there was regular ZOOLIGHTS programming without the usual fireworks or special entertainment due to current construction constraints.

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Penguin Walk

Every day, starting at 11 a.m., the king penguins will shake, waddle, and roll their way around the Calgary Zoo. We're proud that the January 2017 Penguin Walk will be our fifth year! The final Penguin Walk of the season will take place on March 19, 2017. 

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