After Hours at the Zoo: Giraffes

Caring for giraffes is a ‘tall’ order! Join us for an evening of inspired conversation and a delicious four course dinner prepared by our award-winning culinary team. This special event will include a visit with our giraffes and presentations from our Animal Care, Health & Welfare team who work closely with them. See behind the scenes photos and videos and hear stories from those close to the giraffes. This adults only evening is one you won't soon forget. 

Date: April 1, 2023
Where: Safari Lodge
Time: 5:00 p.m. Safari Lodge
Price: $115 +GST
* Members receive a discount - see below

  • All attendees must be 18 years or older.

  • Seating is tables for 6 or 8. Guests that have larger groups or guests that wish to be seated together MUST BE requested in advance in the note field below. Smaller parties will be seated together. Tables will not be re-arranged on the evening of event.

  • All special diets and entrée MUST BE pre-ordered and requested in the note field below. Once the menu has been posted you may change your selection by contacting us.

  • Cash Bar

    Click HERE to learn more about the experience and your visit.


  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Your ticket includes entry as early as 3:00 p.m., so feel free to come early and explore the zoo! 

  • 5:00 p.m. – Doors open to Destination Africa (Savannah building)

  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Exclusive visit with the giraffes

  • 6:00 p.m. – Doors to Safari Lodge open along with the cash bar.

  • 6:30 p.m. sharp – Plated four-course dinner and presentations begin  
    *Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening. We will provide a complimentary welcome drink

  • 9:00 p.m. – Evening Concludes

Member Pricing

Members (Engage & Inspire only) receive a 10% discount but must access by logging into their membership account. MUST BE SIGNED IN PRIOR TO ADDING TICKETS TO THE CART to receive discounts (pricing will be auto applied). Note: Membership must be valid on the date of the visit/experience to receive a discount.
IF you are unsure of your membership login DO NOT create a new login, please email for assistance.

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Adult (18+)

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.