Wild About Art (Adults Only 18+) 


​An evening to support local artists and appreciate how nature inspires us all. Unique art of all kinds – paint, photo, sculpture, chalk, musical and performance will be paired with animals around the zoo.  Many artists will be demonstrating their skills live and welcome your questions and comments.    

Here’s what to expect for this ART-tastic night out: 

Wild About Art: Admission to the zoo (at your timed ticket entry), as well as wine/alcohol tasting samples from participating vendors. There will be chef attended, art inspired food stations, art walk and sale, art demonstrations and performances. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Wild About Art - VIP: ticket holders will enjoy all the experiences included in Wild About Art plus NEW for 2022 VIP experience an elevated experience which includes access to a VIP tent with premium bites, sparkling wine 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, July 8, 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!

NEW for 2022 Wild About Art VIP experience


  • This is an 'adult only' (18+) experience. Guests arriving for Adult Night: Wild About Art 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. 

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

  • Dress for the Weather (rain, cold, or shine)! This event takes place outdoors. 

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

  • This event is also an art sale.  Support the artists that have made this nice special by purchasing a piece to take home.  

Buying Local supports local!

The Wilder institute / Calgary Zoo is proud to work with over 25 local artists in all forms of art to showcase their work, as well as demonstrate their skills and share their experiences. Explore, appreciate, learn and relax.

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.
IF you are unsure of your membership login DO NO create a new login, please email for assistance..

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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.