After Hours: Gorillas

Grab your troop for a wild night out! On September 28, 2019, we’re celebrating our gorilla troop and its newest addition, Jasiri, with a night to remember: Dress your best, and join us at After Hours at the Zoo – Gorilla Edition.

Guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind after hours gorilla viewing, delicious four-course dinner made with sustainably-sourced, local ingredients, and special talks by some of the Calgary’s Zoo’s most knowledgeable gorilla experts on what to expect following the arrival of our new Silverback.

Time: 6pm - 10pm
Ticket price: $120.00 *10% off for Engage and Inspire members
Parking: Please park in the north lot - parking is not included. $12.00 through park plus
18+ Event

Event Schedule:
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Gorilla viewing
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Gorilla themed photo booth
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Registration table at the entrance of the Safari Lodge
6:00 pm – 7:15 Pm – Welcome drink – signature cocktail
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm – Touchtable
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Plated Dinner
7:45 pm – 8:45 pm Gorilla Presentation/Talk

1st course
Roasted parsnip and “Okanagan” apple soup
Lemon thyme cream, crispy kale and fire roasted squash parsley gremolata.

2nd course
“Zoo grown” greens
Micro greens and frisee lettuces, spicy maple candied bacon, “Zoo grown” edible flowers, pickled squash, toasted pumpkin seed and white balsamic and macerated raspberries vinaigrette.

3rd course
Alberta Beef Tenderloin Medaglioni
AAA Petite Alberta Beef filets served with garlic confit pomme puree, vegetable bouquetiere and bourbon demi-glace.

4th course
Chocolate Strawberry Bombe
“Callebaut” Dark chocolate strawberry mousse, vanilla sponge cake, raspberry macaron, rose wine jelly, heart Pavlova.

Vegetarian/ Vegan Option (must pre-order) by emailing by September 25/19
Pan seared Cauliflower Steak
Black and white orzo tossed with basil pistou sauce, pan seared king mushroom, “Zoo grown” Micro greens and drizzled of balsamic glaze.

Members receive a 10% discount (Engage & Inspire only) but must access their discount by logging into their membership account. If you are unsure of your membership login DO NOT create your own login, please email for assistance.

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