After Hours at the Zoo: Gorillas

It has been a busy year for our western lowland gorilla troop. 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 gorillas and presentations from our Animal Care, Health & Welfare team including a technician and veterinarian who have worked closely with the troop. See behind the scenes photos and videos and hear stories from those closest to our gorillas. This adults only evening is one you won't soon forget.

Evening includes: admission to the zoo after 3 p.m., exclusive access to the Rainforest from 5 – 6 p.m., a welcome drink and four course dinner.

Date: October 22, 2022
Where: Safari Lodge
Time: 5:00 p.m. Safari Lodge /5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Rainforest Building (explore zoo grounds before starting 3:00 p.m.)
Price: $115 + GST
** Members receive a discount - see Member Pricing below

This is an adult (18+) only experience.
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 MUST BE pre-ordered and requested in the note field below.

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

Member Pricing

Members (Engage & Inspire only) receive a 10% discount but must access by logging into their membership account. MUST BE SIGN 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 NO create a new login, please email for assistance..

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  • 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 the Rainforest building

  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Exclusive visit with the gorillas in the Rainforest building

  • 6:00 p.m. | 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 

By purchasing tickets, you agree to and accept the following:
Follow any/all Alberta Health Services (AHS) Guidelines/Restrictions and City of Calgary bylaws that are in effect at the time of your visit. International travelers will follow Federal Travel requirements. It is recommended to stay home if you are sick or not feeling well.

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.