Adult Night - Corks for Conservation

Corks for Conservation (Adults Only 18+) 

Our first evening dedicated to Wine!  

Join us for an evening full of wine tasting , food pairings, classical music, activities and best of all … no kids! Wander the zoo with a glass in hand at this twilight event. The zoo transforms into a peaceful escape – perfect for a girls’ night out, or a romantic date. This event will celebrate wine both Canadian and International and will span the entire Zoo. Each ticket includes: Admission to the zoo, Wine Tasting, chef attended food stations, classical music, games, and education.

Here’s what to expect for this WINE– derful night out: 

Corks For Conservation: Admission to the zoo (at your timed ticket entry), wine tasting samples from participating vendors, chef attended food stations, classical music, games and education. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Corks for Conservation - VIP: ticket holders will enjoy all the experiences included in Corks for Conservation plus VIP experience an elevated experience guests with VIP tickets will have access to the VIP tent (6 – 8pm) which includes elevated small bites, premium tastings and live music. VIP ticket holders will also have exclusive access to an animal building experience and the opportunity to meet and talk to Wilder Institute / Calgary Zoo animal health and welfare technicians.

**All guests must be 18+ years of age and will be ID'd at the gate before entrance as per our AGLC license – everyone will be checked.

WHEN: Friday, August 12, 2022 

TIME(S): First timed entry at 5:00-5:30 p.m., last timed entry 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Entries will be staggered in 30 min intervals for a better customer experience. Last call will be at 8:30 p.m. and event ends at 9 p.m.

Wild About Art: $79.00 +GST **Early Bird price $69.00 +GST
Wild About Art - VIP: $109.00 +GST **Early Bird price $99.00 +GST
Member pricing - see below
**Early Bird pricing is auto applied in the cart


Buy your tickets now to get Early Bird Pricing!

Limited tickets available for the VIP experience


  • This is an 'adult only' (18+) experience. Guests arriving for Adult Night: Corks for Conservation accompanied by children/infants will not be admitted. No refunds will be provided. 

  • This experience is intended to be enjoyed after hours. As such, some of our animals may not be available for viewing during this experience as they may be settling down for their evening sleep.  All animal buildings will close by 8:00 p.m.

  • The zoo will close early to the public and members.        

  • Dress for the weather! This event will run rain or shine – vendors will be moved to indoor locations in case of inclement weather

  • Wear Comfy Footwear! The zoo is a big place and you will be walking a large part of it for this event.

  • Special diets must be requested in advance in the notes below or they will not be accommodated.

CLICK HERE for more information on this experience.

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.
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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.

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.