Wilder Institute / Calgary Zoo

There’s lots to see and even more to do at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo! Travel to the chilly waters of Penguin Plunge. Hike up through the Rockies to find bighorn sheep, caribou, grizzlies, cougars, moose, and our two new polar bear residents, 'Baffin' and 'Siku'. Safari through the Savannah to see a tower of giraffes, a prickle of African crested porcupines, and a conspiracy of lemurs. Wade through the Rainforest to find West African dwarf crocodiles, Eastern black-and-white colobus monkeys, and western lowland gorillas. Meander through the tranquility and serenity of the ornamental Dorothy Harvie Gardens then flutter along with the butterflies inside the ENMAX Conservatory. Venture east to see the playful antics of the Japanese macaques and red pandas. Be sure not to miss the majestic Amur tigers and snow leopards while you're there!

Upcoming Events

ZOOLIGHTS – Experience a brighter ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, this year, featuring one million lights, 250 light figures, and a new arctic aurora theme. Immerse yourself in a plethora of lights, making for the perfect photo opportunity, date night, or night out with friends and family! Learn more here.

Sunlight to ZOOLIGHTS Combo – Start your journey basking in the morning sun, exploring the diverse world of animals and exhibits. Then, as the day fades into night, return to experience the magic of ZOOLIGHTS. With our combo tickets, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – a daytime safari and an evening wonderland of sparkling lights! Learn more here.

Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo
1300 Zoo Road NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6
Phone: (403) 232-9300