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*The lengths and locations of drop-in programs are approximate and may change due to the unpredictability of working with animals, inclement weather, and construction. Daily drop-in program schedules may change on special event days. For a list of upcoming events please visit: Event Days

Schedule: May 6 – September 3, 2018

Day Activity Time
Daily  Go Wild Activity Tent 10am/12:30pm/3pm
Meerkat Talk 10:30am
Elephant Talk 11am
Canadian Carnivore Talk 11:30am
Creature Feature 12pm/4pm
Reindeer Walk 1pm
Raptor Talk 1:30pm
Elephant Walk 2pm
Seal Talk 2:30pm
Meerkat Talk 4pm

Program Details

Canadian Carnivore Talk

Location: Carnivore Enclosures

Did you know that lynx prefer to hunt in the evening? Or that the wolf is the ancestor of all domestic dogs? Come learn more about one of our Canadian carnivores during this talk.

Creature Feature

Location: Saito Centre

Looking to get closer to some of our animals? Join us to meet and learn about one of the fascinating species that lives here at the zoo!

Elephant Talk

Location: Elephant Building

Visit Lucy the elephant and get a glimpse into her life! Watch Lucy and her care team together as they demonstrate exercise, care methods and the animal enrichment that Lucy receives on a regular basis. 

Elephant Walk

Location: Changes Daily

Join us at 2pm to see Lucy at one of her favorite spots around the zoo. Check for the daily location at Guest Services or at the Elephant House.

Go Wild Activity Tent

Location: Tent in Entry Plaza

Want to try out a new fun game or activity about animals? Join us three times a day at the Go Wild Tent!

Meerkat Talk

Location: Meerkat Enclosure

Did you know that meerkats have a membrane that covers and protects their eyes while they dig? Come join us daily to see the meerkats fed and learn more about this amazing species. 

Raptor Talk

Location: Birds of Prey

Did you know the fastest animal in the world is the peregrine falcon, or that the great horned owll is Alberta's provincial bird? Come learn about one of the fascinating birds of prey that calls our zoo home. 

Reindeer Walk

Location: Reindeer Enclosure and The Wander

Not only are reindeer some of Santa’s magical helpers—they've also mastered the ability to survive in one of the harshest climates in the world! Join the reindeer on their daily walk and learn how these magnificent animals have adapted to living in the Arctic. 

Seal Talk

Location: Arctic Shores

Did you know that a Harbour Seal can hold its breath for up to 25 minutes? Come learn about the two types of seals we have at the zoo and watch as they are fed their favourite type of food. 

Map of the Zoo

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7

Telephone In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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