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 North Entrance. West Gate is closed for the season.
Effective January 9, 2023: Last entry and last ticket sold (members & day admission) is at 4:00 p.m.

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


November 18, 2022 - January 8, 2023, the last daily admission ticket entry to the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo will be at 3:00 p.m. including members. Our security team will clear zoo grounds from 4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. All day admission visitors, including members, will be asked to depart the grounds at this time while our teams prepare for the festive night ahead. Our gates will reopen nightly at 5:00 p.m. when ZOOLIGHTS begins.

ZOOLIGHTS is a separately ticketed event. Day admission tickets cannot be used for entry.


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 cannot 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.

Important Updates - Animals, Spaces and Closures

  • The Rainforest Aviary is closed for maintenance until November 28, 2022. You can still access the rest of the African Rainforest building during this time.

Canadian Wilds
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 continued support and patience during this time.


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.