Toronto Zoo Events Calendar

Paint Nite at the Toronto Zoo (19+ Event!)

Thursday, November 21, 2019
“Crisp Winter Lake”

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Toronto Zoo Administrative Support Centre - Atrium (doors open at 5:30pm)

Join us for a night of painting, laughing and conservation as you are led through the process of creating your very own nature-inspired masterpiece. Your ticket includes admission to the Zoo’s Administrative Support Centre as of 5:30pm (painting begins at 6:30pm), so you’ll have plenty of time to find your seat, enjoy some of the yummy menu options and a special curatorial presentation before we begin our masterpieces!

Your ticket includes:

  • Complimentary Parking ($12 value) at 361A Old Finch Ave.
  • Admission to the Zoo’s Atrium as of 5:30pm (painting begins at 6:30pm)
  • Instruction from an official Paint Nite artist to guide you through the creative process
  • All painting supplies including canvas, paint, brushes and a smock
  • Your own 16” x 20” masterpiece to take home!

What should you bring?

  • Your appetite! Food and beverages will be available for purchase including soft drinks, wine, beer and coolers.
  • Your ID please – this is a 19+ event!
  • Members must be current members on the date of the event and show their membership card.
  • Your friends, unique creativity and artistic flair!
Register Here

Painting of a night time snowy landscape




The Toronto Zoo is very excited to be bringing this unique and one-of-a-kind experience to Toronto this winter. Lumina Night Walk will be a 45 to 60 minute experience beginning at nightfall and engages emotion using storytelling, lighting design, an original soundscape and music, scenography, video and interactive technologies.

In preparation for Lumina Night Walk, we will be experiencing some construction in certain areas throughout the month of October. Thank you for bearing with us through this exciting time of preparations. Tickets for Lumina Night Walk at the Toronto Zoo will be available in November.

Please note the Discovery Zone, including the Kids Zoo, will be closed from Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 11 for Lumina Night Walk construction and preparation.

Please note the Core Woods Pathway – between Discovery Zone and Tundra Trek - will be closed from Tuesday, October 15 to Friday, October 18 for Lumina Night Walk construction and preparation.


Please be advised that the Indo-Malaya Pavilion will be closed until 10:00 am on Thursday, October 24th for a private event. We apologize for the inconvenience.

*Please note all events subject to change without notice.