Day Admission Tickets

Purchase online for quick access into the zoo

Important Update to our Operations:

  • As of February 9th, proof of an Alberta government-issued QR code; a negative COVID-19 test; or valid proof of medical exemption is no longer required for entry to the zoo; and

  • Indoor masking is only required for visitors (ages 3+) while inside the Rainforest building to help keep our gorilla troop safe.


    The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo has amended operations to keep our animals safe from any contamination due to the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI), subtype H5N1, as cases continue to increase in Alberta.  

    • The Rainforest Aviary and the Jihad Shibley Rocky Mountain Aviary are closed

    • All birds will be held indoors and may not be viewable by visitors (Chilean flamingoes, rhea, ostrich, whooping cranes, crown cranes, peacocks, penguins, and pheasants)

    • Red river hogs, wild boars and ferrets may not be viewable by visitors

    • The indoor habitat at Penguin Plunge will remain open for now with increased pathway disinfection, and everyone entering Penguin Plunge will step on a disinfecting mat in the entrance vestibule. 

    • Effective Friday, April 15th we are asking visitors, guests, members, staff and volunteers entering zoo grounds to notify Guest Relations or Security team members if they have been around live chickens, turkeys, ducks or geese in the past week.

      • If you are wearing the same shoes and clothes as when you were around live chickens, ducks, turkeys or geese, you will not be permitted to enter zoo grounds and will be encouraged to return on another day.

    Thank you for your understanding and helping us keep the animals we all love, safe and healthy.

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is open for daily zoo visits!

Purchase your guest tickets on line to avoid the lines and gain quick access to the zoo.

Entrance to the zoo through the North Entrance
Last entry (members & day admission) is at 4:00 p.m.

Be kind, stay safe, and have a WILD visit!

ZOONIGHTS: May 20-21, July 1-2, July 29-30, Sept 2-3
Last entry 7:00 p.m. - Zoo closed 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate spring at the wildest place in the city - the Wilder Institute / Calgary Zoo! 

So popular last year that we have brought it back !  We're keeping the zoo open late over the May Long weekend so you can enjoy your favourite animals and the beautiful zoo grounds a little longer. Whether you make it a date night or you bring the whole family, there's something for everyone to enjoy.  Pre-order your “Flavors of the World”  Dinner box, grab a beer and enjoy a some acoustic musicians as you wander the zoo.  Don't forget, you'll be directly supporting the Wilder Institute / Calgary Zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives through your admission so it's a win-win! 

Pre-order your 'Flavors of the World' Dinner Box

Please note that indoor animal habitat, Cequel Energy Lodge, home of the North American river otter, will remain closed due to ongoing construction. Outdoor exhibits and spaces including Land of Lemurs walk-through will remain closed until further notice. Please always check our website for up to date information and for opening hours. To pre-plan your visit or to learn more about your experience CLICK HERE.

Discount options can not be accessed online in advance. Please bring your voucher or discount card with you on the date of your visit and purchase your tickets in person.


Members do not require a ticket for zoo day admissions. Members must show their VALID membership card at the zoo entrance to gain entry. Please check ‘My Account’ to verify your membership expiry dates.

To receive your membership benefits/discounts you must login to your membership account prior to adding tickets to your cart. Your membership MUST be valid on the date of your visit to receive a discount on guest tickets.

To check if your membership(s) are valid or to purchase tickets for guests please make sure you are logged in to your account! Log in to take advantage of your membership benefits.


By purchasing tickets, you agree to and accept the following:

  • Ticket holders are not to enter the Calgary Zoo if:

    • You are ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 as outlined on Alberta Health Services website. These include:

      • Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Runny nose, Sore throat and/or other symptoms listed.

    • You have been requested to quarantine by public health officials.

    • You or someone in your household has traveled outside of Canada in the past 14 days and are required to quarantine per Federal requirements.

    Ticket holders will follow all Alberta Health Services (AHS) Guidelines/Restrictions and City of Calgary bylaws that are in effect at the time of your visit.

Infants under 3 are free! Any discounts will be applied in the cart.

Child (3 - 15)

@ $24.95/ea

General (16 - 59)

@ $34.95/ea

Senior (60+)

@ $32.95/ea