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Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Wednesday, 2013-11-06

Monday, November 11, 2013
Waterside Theatre, Discovery Zone
Ceremony begins promptly at 10:55 am
Veterans and the general public are invited to join in remembering and honouring the many wartime sacrifices that Canadians have made for their country. Admission for veterans and all guests attending the ceremony is free from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.
The year round parking fee will be in effect except for VIP's, Veterans in uniform or with medals, crests or other military affiliation insignia, as well as any other persons in uniform, including serving members of the armed forces, police, fire, ambulance and TTC.
Celebrate Polar Bear Week At The Toronto Zoo!
Monday, November 4 through to Sunday, November 10, 2013
The Toronto Zoo is a champion for Canada's majestic polar bears listed as a critically endangered species. The Zoo has a close partnership with Polar Bears International (PBI), with Zoo biologists and researchers working closely with their Wildlife biologist counterparts in the field to provide valuable learning and studies that can be applied to polar bear conservation in the wild. In celebration of Polar Bear Week CLICK HERE to learn how you can support this important conservation initiative. 
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Toronto Zoo's Polar bear initiatives.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
The Toronto Zoo is the place to be on Boxing Day! Join us for Boxing Day to see what delightful seasonal treats await the Zoo's animals. Don't forget to stop by and visit Er Shun & Da Mao - it is their first boxing day in Canada! Please bring a non-perishable item for the food bank. Half price admission for everyone all day. Happy holidays! Please note this is an outdoor event.



Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (doors open at 4:45 pm) and Parking is FREE!
Ring in 2014 with some NEW animal friends!
Don't miss some great entertainment including The Decades and Majinx Magic Show and more. Plus you will encounter some special WILD animal visitors! The fun begins at 5:00 pm and runs until 8:00 pm when we have our very own Kids' Countdown!
CLICK HERE to order your tickets today!

Think you have musical or dancing talent and looking for a venue to showcase this unique talent? Look no further! The Toronto Zoo is opening up one to two fifteen minute spots in our New Year's Eve Family Countdown Show on Tuesday, December 31st which runs from 5pm to 8pm. 

CLICK HERE for full contest information and submit your video!


Recognizing the Canadian Forces

All Military members will enjoy FREE Admission to the Toronto Zoo through November 30th 2013. Super savings for Veterans and Military families too!

Canadian Military members must show a valid Canadian Military ID card to gain FREE admission into the Toronto Zoo until November 30, 2013. Up to four dependent family members may accompany Military personnel to receive half price admission to the Toronto Zoo. Retired Canadian Military members must show retired Military ID/Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) card to receive half price admission for themselves and their families (up to 4). All the above offers expire November 30, 2013 and cannot be combined with any other offer.


Q: What did the buffalo say to his son when he went away on a trip?  

A: Bison!

Looking to add some adventure to your next Corporate Event?
Why not bring your herd to the wildest venue in town-The Toronto Zoo.
CLICK HERE for full details on our extensive Corporate Events Package or to book your event today!
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Current Zoo Hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, daily.
 Last admissions one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).
General Admission (13-64 incl): $23
Seniors (65+): $18
Children (3-12): $14
Children (2 and under): FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $10
For more information, contact Lesley Dean at (416) 392-5939.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
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Toronto Zoo is accredited by CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums). Look for this logo whenever you visit a Canadian zoo as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. For more information, visit

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