PLEASE NOTE: Effective, Monday September 20th, the Calgary Zoo will require all visitors ages 12 years and older to provide proof of one of the following before being permitted entry:
  • Government-issued proof of COVID-19 double vaccination (between September 20 – October 25, proof of a single dose will be accepted if given two or more weeks prior to attendance);
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within the previous 72 hours (either PCR or Rapid Test); or
  • Documentation of a medical exemption.
Those who are unable to show proof of one of the items listed above will be denied entry. This applies to all visitors, membership holders and ticket holders.

In the Heat of the Night – CANCELLED for 2021

This unforgettable zoo-nique experience is the perfect way for you and your special someone to enjoy a date night out - in a safe and physically distanced way. Start the evening with a romantic four-course dinner made with love by our award-winning culinary team as we turn up the heat up with an "adults-only" presentation (with pictures) about how animals show their love in the wild. Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, tickets are limited so don’t delay. Reserve your table today!

WHEN: Choose from February 12, February 13, or February 14, 2021

WHERE: ENMAX Conservatory

SEATING AREA: Choose from 3 seating areas within the ENMAX Conservatory: the Garden of Life, Garden Gallery, or Atrium.

TIME*: This evening runs for 3.5 hours (first timed ticket entry is at 5:00 p.m., last timed ticket entry is at 7:00 p.m.)
* Please note there are staggered arrival times in place (depending on your seating area) to support physical distancing when arriving on park.

NEW THIS YEAR: Attendees will enjoy a delicious four-course plated dinner as in previous years however this year, we're bringing the talks to you! Our talented team will be roaming the venue and bringing the talks to your area throughout your dining experience. Table service for drinks will also be available all evening so all you need to do is sit down at your table and enjoy the amazing night we have in store for you. It's sure to be a 'wild' night!

LIMITED CAPACITY SEATING: Each table is set up for 2 people and will be a minimum of 2 meters apart due to AHS COVID-19 guidelines. In accordance with the Calgary City by-law, guests will be required to wear masks indoors except when seated at their table.

TICKET PRICE*: All attendees must be 18 years or older.

  • Garden of Life or Garden Gallery seating - $120.00 plus GST/person
  • Atrium seating - $110.00 plus GST/per person

* Ticket includes: Four-course plated dinner, ZOOLIGHTS admission before and/or after dinner
** Engage and Inspire Members receive 10% off discount. Members please see the additional booking information below.

PARKING is $12.00
Engage and Inspire members receive free parking

Please Click Here for FAQ and details of the evenings schedule and menu.

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.

Member/Account Login


By purchasing tickets, you agree to and accept the following:

  • Ticket holders are not to enter the Calgary Zoo if:
    • You are ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include:
      • Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Runny nose, Sore throat and/or other symptoms listed on Alberta Health Services website.
    • You have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • You or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days that are not fully vaccinated or required to quarantine as per Canadian Federal Guidelines
  • Ticket holders will follow all Alberta Health Services (AHS) Guidelines/Restrictions and City of Calgary bylaws that are in effect at the time of your visit