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The Calgary Zoo

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Neighborhood: Southeast Calgary
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Address: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Phone Number: 403-232-9300
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
Description: This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as...
This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as to nearly 6 acres of Botanical Gardens and a Prehistoric Park for dinosaur lovers. Open year round, it is never the same trip twice! Penguin Plunge opens February of 2012!
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My son loves the zoo

Took my 2 year old son to the zoo he loves it he loved all the animals there and I will definetly be taking him back there

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Nice zoo, but expensive, even with a discount coupon. Kids loved the dinosaur exhibit best. Food in the cafeteria was really expensive and not good. Pack a picnic instead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Took my 2 year old son to the zoo he loves it he loved all the animals there and I will definetly be taking him back there

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Offers a glimpse of a variety of animals. The penguin exhibit is great. Other enclosures seemed to confine the animals. Fortunately there are lots of trees that provide some shade. We went on a weekday. I am sure it would be real crowded on weekends. I found it a little pricey to get in since there were four adults and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

A lot of people do not know this but you can book a sleepover for kids (and adults) with the Calgary Zoo. We took our Pathfinders (Grades 7-9) for a sleepover (and tour) for the penguins. We get some time to watch the penguins inside their enclosure and take pictures and learn new things about them. The people who stay... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

My kids had a blast! But the wheelchair was hard and made my leg fall asleep often and my back hurt. Some of the paths were tough with long, raised, grip strips along the bridges that made for a bumpy ride. I'm sure there is something else you can use. There were some entrances that were issues with big not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This zoo is easy to get to on the light rail, lots of great exhibits and plenty of animals and things for all the family to see. A great dinosaur exhibit adds to the entertainment. Plenty of food places and lots to keep you busy. Well worth the effort to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I booked up a Sunday early bird bunch and admission combo for our first full day in Calgary. We arrived nice and early and were on of the first in line to get into brunch (there were only 5 or 6 families in line so it wasn't a long wait for anyone). The brunch selection was massive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visited on a Thursday and it was good. The only downfall was we were there later in the day when a lot of the animals were sleeping. Also, the hippo tank looks disgusting!!!! The kids love the Penguins!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the zoo as in Calgary over the weekend Good access via the C Train taking you straight to the door, arrive early it was great at 9.00 no one much around, by lunch too many people. I am not going to debate the right and wrongs of zoos but they are in my view an important gene pool for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Loved the dinosaur area and the penguin exhibit. The landscaping is stunning and makes walking around a pleasure.

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Additional Information about The Calgary Zoo

Address: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Phone Number: 403-232-9300
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Southeast Calgary
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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