Sustainable Seafood Boil


Calling all seafood lovers! We’re bringing a bit of the east coast to our doorstep with a good ole east coast seafood boil at the Wilder Institute / Calgary Zoo. With a laid-back atmosphere, good food, good music, and good company, we have all the makings of our very own ‘kitchen party’ - without the kitchen of course. Dining on sustainable seafood never sounded so good!

Come early to the zoo, meet us at your assigned dining time and enjoy the sounds and music of an east coast kitchen party while dining on sustainable seafood. This evening will include a hearty seafood dinner buffet, dessert, music and admission to the Zoo until 9 p.m. Seating is inside the Asian Lawn BBQ tent and will run rain or shine.

Here’s what to expect for this amazing night out: 

WHEN: Sunday, July 24, 2022 

TIME(S): Seating times are 5:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.

General (16+): $69.00 +GST
Child (3-15): $49.00 +GST
**Member pricing - see below

Buy your tickets now - last year this experience sold out quickly!



  • Dress for the weather!  Although the dinner buffet is inside the Asian lawn BBQ tent – there will be activities outdoors and this will take place rain or shine!

  • This special experience allows you to enter the zoo any time after 12:00 p.m. and stay on grounds until 9:00  p.m.

  • There will be a cash bar/beverage station.

  • Some areas / animal buildings may not be open during this event as our animals needs their rest too. All animal buildings will close by 8 p.m. (with exceptions for the Penguins which may close sooner)

  • PARKING is $12.00 and is not included. Please pay at Park Plus machines in North parking lot. Engage and Inspire members park for free until 12:00 a.m.

  • Special diets must be requested in advance in the notes below or they will not be accommodated. Special dietary options include GF, DF or V only.

  • Tables of 4 or 6 only. Parties of 2 will placed at shared tables of 6. Larger tables can be requested. Please indicate in the note field below if you want to be seated with a specific party or require a larger table. MUST be requested in advance. Will not be accommodated on the evening of the dinner.

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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 NOT create a new login, please email for assistance.

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Sustainable Seafood Boil - local seafood partners

The Calgary Zoo is proud to work with the Ocean Wise Seafood Council and Calgary’s local seafood partners to bring you this incredible evening out.  Buying local supports local! Supporting local businesses by making local buying choices helps spur our local economy.

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.