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.
The Calgary Zoo is Calgary’s top tourist attraction. Bring your kids for an unforgettable, fun-filled day. Meet our captivating penguins in an Antarctic environment; visit majestic giraffes, bellowing hippos and colourful mandrills in Africa; our cool cats - tigers, lynx and snow leopards in Eurasia; or the stars of the Canadian Wilds – our bears, cougars and wolves.
Join the zoo and can come by whenever you like. Pop in just to peek at the penguins, take a trip to see the tigers, or visit them all!Learn More
Eating & Dining
Stomach growling? Head over to Kitamba Café or one of our many food kiosks throughout the Calgary Zoo.Learn More
Gifts & Souvenirs
Our gift shops offer practical items – rainwear, batteries and sunscreen – as well as a selection of gifts, collectibles and souvenirs.Learn More
Rides & Play Areas
Take a break while the kids burn off some extra energy. The zoo’s huge play areas have tons of activities for kids of all ages.Learn More
Need an ATM or a wagon for the kids? Lost your kids?! Here are some guest services that may be helpful for you.Learn More
Security, Health & Safety
The Calgary Zoo is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone – staff, volunteers, visitors and our animals.Learn More