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National Indigenous People Day

Friday, June 21, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Toronto Zoo is celebrating National Indigenous People’s Day and over 20 years of strong, vibrant cultures and traditions. The event is free with admission.

On Friday, June 21, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2019 ONLY the Toronto Zoo will offer complimentary admission to Indigenous peoples with the presentation of a status card, Metis card, or an Inuit Health Branch Client Identification Number (N-Number).  Please note, one admission per person per day.

Friday, 2019-06-21
First Nations Art Garden

10am to 2pm: First Nations Art Garden (Near the Americas Pavilion)
Drop by our First Nations Art Garden to meet with our Turtle Island Conservation team and explore the Indigenous programming and resources available at the Toronto Zoo.

Saturday, 2019-06-22
9:30am to 1:30pm:  Wildlife Marquee (located inside Discovery Zone)Learn about local Indigenous history and tradition with smudging throughout the day, teaching about the sacred medicines, and the opportunity to create your very own medicine bag, learning why these are such an important piece of Indigenous culture.

12pm to 12:30pm: Waterside Theatre
Join us for a very special bird show at 11:30am, followed by an Indigenous storytelling and teaching of the Creation Story and the significance of our Turtle Island Conservation Program. 

Sunday, 2019-06-23
9:30am to 1:30pm:  Wildlife Marquee (located inside Discovery Zone)
Create your very own talking stick and learn its rich history over the years. Guests can also plant a cedar or milkweed seedling, with a teaching about the significance of these sacred medicines in the Indigenous Community. Take them home to add to your garden as we celebrate giving back to the earth.

12pm to 12:30pm: Waterside Theatre
Join us for a very special bird show at 11:30am, followed by an Indigenous storytelling and teaching of the Creation Story and the significance of our Turtle Island Conservation Program. 









*Please note all events subject to change without notice.


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Please be advised the Toronto Zoo will become a smoke-free property for our guests starting on May 1, 2019. Learn more here.