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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: July 15 - September 2, 2019

Day Activity Time
Daily Go Wild Activity Tent 9:30am/12:30pm/3pm
Red Panda Talk 10am
Lemur Talk 10:30am
Elephant Talk 11am
Canadian Carnivore Talk 11:30am
Creature Feature noon
Reindeer Talk 1pm
Raptor Talk 1:30pm
Elephant Walk 2pm
Seal Talk 2:30pm
Wallaby Talk 3:30pm
Creature Feature 4pm

Schedule: September 3, 2019 – May 10, 2020

Days Activity Time
Saturday and Sunday Red Panda Talk 10:30am
Elephant Talk 11am
Urban Farm Activity 11:30am-
Reindeer Walk 1pm
Meerkat Talk 2pm
Seal Talk 2:30pm
Creature Feature 3:30pm
Thursday and Friday Canadian Carnivore Talk 11:30am
Reindeer Walk 1:00pm
Seal Talk 2:30pm

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 favourite spots around the zoo. Check for the daily location at Guest Services or at the Elephant House. Check for Lucy’s Location for the 2pm elephant walk at guest services or the elephant house. 

Go Wild Activity Tent

Location: Tent in entry plaza 

Come stop by the Go Wild Activity Tent for a fun new game or activity. From animal adaptation dress up, to scent guessing games, you’ll be sure to learn more about the animals here at the zoo and have some fun too.

Lemur Talk

Location: Makira Outpost

Did you know that lemurs only live in Madagascar and surrounding islands? Or that In ring tailed lemur groups, a female is the leader? Come learn more about lemurs during this talk.

Meerkat Talk

Location: Saito Centre

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 a peregrine falcon, or that the great horned owl is Alberta’s provincial bird? Come learn about one of the fascinating birds of prey that calls our zoo home. 

Red Panda Talk

Location: Red Panda Enclosure

Did you know that red pandas aren’t closely related to Giant Pandas at all? Join us at the red pandas to learn more about these fascinating animals.

Reindeer Talk

Location: Wildlife Amphitheatre

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. 

Urban Farm Activity

Location: Urban Farm

Join us for a fun family friendly activity or game at the Urban Farm!

Wallaby Talk

Location: Wallaby Enclosure

Did you know that wallabies are native to Australia? Come join us daily to see the wallabies fed and learn more about these amazing marsupials.

Map of the Zoo

Schedule of daily public programs (PDF).

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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