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Polar Bear Fest

Saturday February 24, 2018
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Panda Interpretive Centre – “Polar Bear Invasion”
Free with Zoo admission

Celebrate International Polar Bear Day and show your love for polar bears by joining us at our very ‘cool’ Polar Bear Festival. Visitors will be able to take part in fun and educational activities that help raise awareness and support this threatened Canadian species. Polar Bear Fest includes polar bear themed children’s activities, silent auction with a chance to win the experience to watch a training session with polar bears, and much more!


Special Presentation #1:
Training & Hand-rearing Polar Bears (*Pre-registration required)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Education Auditorium
$15 per Member
$20 per Non-Member plus General Admission fee**

Register here

Join us for a special presentation to meet one of our very own Toronto Zoo polar bear keepers who will share her fascinating stories about the Zoo’s polar bear family and the importance of enrichment and training. Following the keeper presentation, one of our veterinary technicians will delight you with her experiences in hand-raising our polar bear cubs.


Special Presentation #2:
Transportation of a Polar Bear (*Pre-registration required)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Education Auditorium
$15 per Member
$20 per Non-Member plus General Admission fee**
Limited space is available!

Register here

Join us for a special presentation to meet our Curatorial Assistant and learn what an important role she plays in the shipment of animals, like polar bears, across the country. Then, meet one of our very own Toronto Zoo polar bear keepers who will share the story of Juno, the polar bear cub, and her amazing journey from Toronto Zoo to the Assiniboine Zoo in Winnipeg.

PLUS, those who register to attend the presentations will have their names entered into a draw for a chance to win a private training session with a Zoo keeper and one of our polar bears! Draw prize will be for the winner and one guest. Draw winner will be notified by phone or e-mail. Proceeds will support a polar bears enrichment as well as the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources in-field studies.

Please note the presentation is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Event subject to change without notice.

Plus, check out Move Your Paws For The Polar Bear Cause 1k & 5k walk/run




Polar bear swimming




*Please note all events subject to change without notice.


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