Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Park

1300 Zoo Rd. N.E.
Calgary, AB T2E 7V6- Map It
(403) 232-9300
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AAA Editor Notes

Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Park is at 1000 Zoo Rd. N.E. at Memorial Dr. and 12th St. E. In themed areas like Destination Africa and Eurasia, visitors observe nearly 1,500 animals, including purring big cats, yawning river hippos and such rare and endangered species as the Amur tiger. Basking in an icy, state-of-the-art habitat, five penguin species pretend not to notice the crowds of chilly onlookers drawn to the Penguin Plunge exhibit. Elsewhere, bold guests can thump their chests along with the resident western lowland gorilla troop and enjoy the antics of colobus monkeys. Nearby, Komodo dragons and Indian rhinos hold court in the Eurasia exhibit. Black bears, cougars and bison are among the creatures children and parents can learn about in the Canadian Wilds. A 2.6-hectare (6.5-acre) prehistoric park dotted by life-size dinosaur replicas transports you to western Canada's bygone Mesozoic landscape. Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
$23; $21 (ages 60+); $15 (ages 3-15). Prices may vary; phone ahead. Parking: $9.52.
AAA Benefit:
Lions and Tiger and Bears.. Yes please! Experience the exotic right here in the city at the Calgary Zoo. Enjoy free daily visitor programs, and new additions such as Mandrills, Komodo Dragons and the great One-Horned Rhinocerous! Save 20% on admission.
Hours: Daily 9-6. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Closed Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.