Day Admission Tickets

Purchase online for quick access into the zoo

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

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

Entrance to the zoo through the West or North Entrance
Effective September 26, 2022: Last entry and last ticket sold (members & day admission) is at 4:00 p.m.

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

Early Closure Dates:

  • October 14, 2022: Early Grounds Closure - we will be closing early on Friday, October 14, 2022 while we prepare the ground for the after-hours event, ZooDunnit. Last entry for members and day admission ticket holders will be 3 p.m. The zoo grounds will be cleared by 4 p.m.

The following is the list of upcoming building and zoo grounds closures:

  • September 26 - October 9, 2022: African Savannah Building - the African Savannah Building will be closed for maintenance during this time.

  • October 17 - November 7, 2022: Rainforest Aviary - the Rainforest Aviary (located inside the Rainforest Building) will be closed for maintenance during this time. The rest of the Rainforest Building will remain open for viewing.

Help us protect the animals we love from the very contagious avian flu!
We are proactively taking steps to protect our birds from avian influenza which has been confirmed in Alberta. If you have contact with live chickens, geese, ducks or turkeys, please shower/bathe and change your shoes and clothes before visiting the zoo.

As of September 28, 2022, please note the following changes on zoo grounds:

  • The Rainforest Aviary is closed;

  • All other birds (Chilean flamingos, ostrich, crown cranes, peacocks, and pheasants) will be moved indoors and may not be viewable

  • 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.

We are asking all visitors 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. By limiting access to our beloved birds, we are helping to protect them from any contamination that may come from outside of the zoo.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time.

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.

To create some exciting new habitats and spaces in the Canadian Wilds, we are undergoing a massive construction project which will temporarily shift pathways and move some animals offsite until the construction is completed: Muskox, wood bison, bighorn sheep, woodland caribou, whooping crane, North American river otter, Rocky Mountain goat, and the residents of the Jihad Shibley Rocky Mountain Aviary are currently not viewable and won't return until 2023. We’re working hard to minimize impacts while continuing to provide the best possible experience for both our visitors and the animals we love and care for. Thank you for your understanding.

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.

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

Child (3 - 15)

@ $19.95/ea

General (16 - 59)

@ $29.95/ea

Senior (60+)

@ $27.95/ea

Dress for the weather! The zoo is open year round with plenty of areas to explore both outdoors and indoors. Day admission, events, experiences happen rain, snow or shine. Purchases/tickets are non-refundable. See our website Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo for more details.