Calgary Zoo - Member Events

Member Events

Your member perks and privileges never stop. There are special events just for you throughout the year, like member monthly mornings.

Mark your calendars

Keep a look out for special events throughout the year.  Engage and Inspire member previews begin April 27, 2018. Find out more about the dates and times for previews here.
*Additional charges may apply

Monthly Member Mornings

(Engage & Inspire Members only)

Members-only early access to the Calgary Zoo on select dates.

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Easter Eggstravaganza

(March 30 and 31)

Easter family fun at the Calgary Zoo.

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Mother's Day Brunch


Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Calgary Zoo.

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Annual Zoo Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre Tour

(Inspire Members only – early fall)

Invitational Calgary Zoo Tour is exclusive to Inspire Members.

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ENMAX Conservatory Garden Butterflies

(May to August)

Butterflies emerge at the Calgary Zoo.

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Father's Day Brunch


Celebrate Father’s Day at the Calgary Zoo.

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Summer Camps

(July  August)

Take a walk on the 'wild' side and join us at camp this summer.

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Engage & Inspire Members-Only Monthly Mornings

Member Mornings for 2018 will run January through to March and September to December. The mornings will be held on a Friday or a Saturday. Please watch for updates on member mornings dates and themes.

Enjoy the zoo starting at 8:00 a.m.
Building closures may change. Please check back and watch your email for updates on each member morning.

Only child, Engage, and Inspire members may attend member mornings. Please note that Connect Adult, Senior, Student and Guest members must UPGRADE to attend member mornings.

An RSVP is not required for member mornings. All Child, Engage and Inspire members are welcome to attend.

Date              Open BuildingsTheme
January 26Savannah, Discovery Centre, ENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy LodgePenguins
February 17Savannah, Discovery Centre, ENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy LodgeThe Smaller Side of Savannah
March 17Savannah, Discovery Centre, ENMAX Conservatory, Cequel Energy LodgePollinators
NovemberTBDBiomimicry and Yoga

Panda Passage Previews

Engage, Inspire and all child members will have the opportunity to see the giant pandas before we open to the public. Eligible members must present identification and membership card to gain entry.

Dates and Times:

April 27th 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (last entry at 5:30 p.m.)
April 28th – May 4th – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (last entry 5:30 p.m.)
May 5th 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last entry at 5:30 p.m.)

Eligible Members include:
Child Members (connect, engage, inspire)
Adult/Student/Senior/Guest Engage & Inspire
Children members under three are able to attend with other eligible members.

Important Notes:

  • Adult/Student/Senior/Guest Connect Members must upgrade their membership to attend previews. Unfortunately there are no exceptions. Thank you for your understanding
  • Registration is not required for Panda Passage previews, this is first come first serve.
  • Infants under three are able to attend with their eligible family or friends that are Engage or Inspire.

Inspire Member-Only Tours


April Inspire Tour

Ever wonder what it takes to move animals to and from the zoo? Join us for a talk with our critter moving expert Deanna Snell. BONUS! Five attendees will win a panda prize package. The draw will be made after the talk. All attendees must be current Inspire members.

Date: April 30 , 2018
Time: 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

How to Register: Registration opens Sunday April 22, 2018 at 5 p.m. Email [email protected] with the names of inspire member attendees and membership numbers.

Upcoming Inspire Tours

PLEASE NOTE: The locations and themes of the upcoming tours may be subject to change due to availability of staff.

Watch your email for updates and details on when registration opens for upcoming inspire tours!

Stay tuned for details on more 2018 tours.

January 2018ZOOLIGHTS
February 2018Gorilla Update
March 2018Habitat Design
April 2018How to Transport Animals
May 2018Lemur Update
June 2018Butterfly tour
July 2018History of Iconic Canadian Gardners
August 2018Wolf Tour
September 2018Greenhouse tour
October 2018Animal Health Centre Tour
November 2018TBD
December 2018Conservation Update

ZOO Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre Inspire Member Tour

This is a rare opportunity to visit the Zoo  Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre and observe endangered species such as whooping cranes, and Vancouver Island Marmots.  Visitors will see many wild Canadian iconic animals  who live in the wetlands habitat. Zoo Keepers will share how they raise Canada’s rarest animals for release back into the wild. Your tickets includes includes and exlcusive tour, snacks and refreshments. This exclusive event is for Inspire Members only.

Thank you to those who attended the annual Inspire member DWCC tour. Watch for details next year on the 2018 tour!

Questions? Email [email protected].

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Adult Engage and Inspire members are eligible to attend the AGM.

Thank you to those members who attended the AGM on May 15, 2017.

Stay tuned for details on the next AGM.

Click here for all the AGM materials.

Questions? Email [email protected].

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