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Come and be a part of all the exciting activities taking place throughout the year at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Learn about the animals in their habitats while you play and have fun!

Family Events

Note: Admission at the door or purchase tickets in advance online.

Free Admission Day PhotoFree Admission Day

Date: Sunday September 24, 2017
Time: 10am-6pm
Cost: Free

Free admission day is back! On September 24, enjoy a full day of free fun at participating City of Edmonton recreation centres and attractions, including the Edmonton Valley Zoo!

At the Zoo, we are celebrating Red-Pandamonium because we love them so! Other activities include live music, games, animal encounters, a Red Panda Craft and lots more!

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Boo at the Zoo - Tiger playing with pumpkin photo

Boo! at the Zoo

Date: Sunday October 22, 2017
Time: 11am-4pm
CostGeneral Admission


Get Closer...Be not afraid this Halloween! Wear your coolest costume, bring your reusable trick-or-treat bags, and "get closer" to the spooky wonders of the animal kingdom. Hands-on experiments, crafts, an extinct animal graveyard, and a witch's den are just some of the fun activities that will make this Halloween one to remember!

Adult Events

Pre-registration is required for these events. Register online, in person at a Recreation Centre or City Attraction, or by calling 311. Course code needed when registering.

Halloween Paint Night PhotoHalloween Paint Night!

Date: Saturday October 14, 2017
Time: 7-10pm
Cost: $75
Course Code: 611707 (registration opens July 19, 2017)

Find Halloween-themed inspiration through the animals around you while you cast a creative spell through a paint brush! Guided by an instructor, enjoy a glass of wine and some appetizers as you create your own animal-themed acrylic painting to take home with you.  And of course, “Get Closer” to some of our spook-tacular creatures!

Caribou PhotoWine & Wildlife – Caribou!

Date: Friday November 17, 2017
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $50
Course Code: 611706 (registration opens July 19, 2017)

Caribou are iconic Canadian animals, but are at risk from human landuse throughout the country. Enjoy a glass of wine and some appetizers as you join Dr. Stan Boutin from the University of Alberta and learn about the latest research into how best to preserve Alberta's caribou in these challenging times. 

Candy Cane Tea PhotoSeniors Candy Cane Tea

Date: December 5 and 6, 2017
Time: 1-3pm
Cost: $15
Course Code: 611708 (Tue, Dec 5) or 611709 (Wed, Dec 6)

A Christmas celebration just for seniors - the perfect way to relax on a cold December day! Guests can enjoy special performances by children from a local school as well as engage in amazing educational animal encounters and talks. To wrap up a perfect afternoon, guests will enjoy complimentary candy cane tea, hot chocolate and festive baked goodies. Get into the holiday spirit at the Edmonton Valley Zoo! Please note that there are no refunds for withdrawing from the tea within 7 days of the event (including withdrawing due to weather).

Zoo Event Volunteers

Help with crafts, science activities, animal-themed activities and much more!

Dreamnight at the Zoo

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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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