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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: September 3 – May 6, 2017

Days Activity Time
Saturday and Sunday Elephant Talk 11am
Reindeer Walk 1pm
Seal Talk 2:30pm
Creature Feature 3:30pm
Tuesday and Friday ACA Fascination Station 11am
Creature Feature 1pm
Seal Talk 2:30pm


Schedule: May 7 – September 2, 2017

Day Activity Time
Daily ACA Go Wild Activity Tent 10am/12:30pm/3:30pm
Lemur Talk 10:30am
Elephant Talk 11am
Canadian Carnivore Talk 11:30am
Creature Feature 12pm/5pm
Reindeer Walk 1pm
Raptor Talk 1:30pm
Seal Talk 2:30pm
Otter Talk 3pm
Meerkat Talk 4pm
Tuesday Tiger Talk 6:30pm


Program Details

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.

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.

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!

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.

Otter Talk

Location: Otter Enclosure

Did you know there are 13 different species of otters found all over the world? Come learn more about the river otters that live at the zoo at this fascinating talk.

Raptor Talk

Location: Conservation Station

Did you know the great horned owl is Alberta’s provincial bird? Join us to learn more about birds of prey and see one up close!

Lemur Talk

Location: Makira Outpost

Did you know lemurs are found only on Madagascar and surrounding islands? Join us to learn more about our fascinating lemur species at the zoo!

Meerkat Talk

Location: Meerkat Enclosure

Did you know meerkats have a membrane that covers and protects their eye while they dig? Join us to learn more about the meerkats at the meerkat exhibit!

Elephant Walk

Location: The Wander

Check for the daily location of this walk at Guest Services. Join us to see Lucy at one of her favourite spots around the zoo.

Tuesday Tiger Talk

Location: Tiger Enclosure

Did you know that to combat the cold conditions of winter, Amur tigers have thicker fur coats than tigers in southern Asia? Join us to learn more about tigers on Tuesday nights at the zoo.

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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