ZOOLALA (Adults Only 18+)

Join us for our first ever ZooLaLa

A premier adult only evening  to cap off the summer and celebrate local businesses, performers and the conservation work of the Wilder Institute / Calgary Zoo.  Every guest is a VIP and will experience behind the scenes workings of the Calgary Zoo as they never have before! Expect your usual favorite dinner-by-the-bite food stations, creative cocktails and entertainment while wandering through themed sections of the Zoo. Join us for the event of the year in the most unique space in the city! 

WHEN: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Burrowing Owl - Tier 1 ticket holders have access to the behind-the-scenes workings of the zoo and all the alcohol and food tasting stations.
Vancouver Island Marmot - Tier 2 ticket holders get to enjoy a tapas & sparkling wine party AND an exclusive visit with our penguin colony.
Whooping Crane - Tier 3 ticket holders will enjoy a 3-course dinner with wine pairing and President's welcome AND an exclusive animal experience.

Burrowing Owl:
Entry 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. through North Gate
Vancouver Island Marmot:
Entry 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. through North Gate
Whooping Crane: Entry 4:30 pm - 5:00 p.m. through West Gate (After 5:00 p.m. enter through North Gate)

Burrowing Owl - Tier 1: $109.00 +GST **Early Bird price $99.00 +GST
Vancouver Island Marmot - Tier 2: $159.00 +GST **Early Bird price $149.00 +GST
Whooping Crane - Tier 3: $209.00 GST **Early Bird price $199.00 +GST
Member pricing - see below
**Early Bird pricing is auto applied in the cart

**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.


Buy your tickets now to get Early Bird Pricing!

There are 3 tiers of ticket prices – please see chart for benefits and tiers. CLICK HERE for more information on this experience.


  • This is an 'adult only' (18+) experience.

  • Animal buildings will open until 8:00 p.m.

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

  • Guests are encouraged to wear fun, animal-inspired attire and /or casual chic and comfortable shoes to graze around the zoo!

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

  • Sorry, no refunds or rain checks.

This event will also host an on-line auction and raffle beginning in August and closing during the ZooLaLa event.    Proceeds from the silent auction will go directly to the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s - Whooping Crane Recovery Program proudly sponsored by Conoco Phillips Canada.  

Member Pricing

Members (Engage & Inspire only) receive a 10% discount and additional Early Bird Pricing 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..

Member/Account Login ->

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.

Seating & Dietary Requests

Seating and Dietary requests must be pre-arranged.
In the note field below:

Please enter any requests for VE/V or GF.
Whooping Crane guests please advise of any seating requests (would like to sit with....)

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.