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Sunday, October 5, 2014


Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure launches their newest run site at the Toronto Zoo on October 5, 2014. The first-ever Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure at the Toronto Zoo promises to be an exciting, powerful and unforgettable experience for everybody involved. Runners and walkers can make a wild day of it with over 5,000 animals, the only giant pandas in Canada, lots of zoo babies and more!

Register today@


Run participants receive 40%

off zoo admission for the day!  Members FREE.

The CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada's largest single day event in support of breast cancer research, health education and advocacy programs.This new partnership between the CIBC Run for the Cure and Canada's premier zoo is exciting and very fitting so, grab your runners and strollers and don't forget to sport your finest 


pink attire!

Join us at the Zoo for a wild fall adventure with 10 acres of  autumn coloured walking trails, six indoor pavilions to explore, and over 5,000 animals from around the world! Be sure to visit our


page to find out what's happening at the Zoo this fall.


Toronto Zoo Celebrates Fall!

 All FREE with Zoo admission!

Saturday, October 11 to Monday, October 13
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Crisp fall air, vibrant colours and fun for all ages; the Toronto Zoo is the place to be this Thanksgiving Weekend! We are celebrating the changing of the season with interactive and themed activities, educational programs, tours, keeper talks and enrichment programs with the animals and Fall Foliage Tours.

Discovery Zone Wildlife Marquee: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Fun fall activities will also be in full swing at the Wildlife Marquee where you can participate in craft stations, gourd bowling, harvest photo ops and My Little Pony meet and greets! Kids can also drop by the Play-Doh Play Centre to create their very own Zoo animal creation.

Fall Foliage Tree Tour -ONE HOUR TOURS: 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm

The bright oranges, reds and yellows of the autumnal trees remind us that fall has arrived. Join us for a one hour guided tour of the Zoo site to discover how to identify trees and learn more how trees have added value to our lives throughout history. Offered twice daily at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm, interested visitors should meet your Volunteer guide at the Wildlife Marquee as all tours depart from Wildlife Marquee (located in the Discovery Zone).

Fall Colours - Interpretive Pop-Up Stations: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

What is your favourite fall colour - red, yellow or orange? Look for a Volunteer interpretive cart with fun and interactive activities at some of our favourite fall-coloured animals. Like the fall leaves, you never know where they may blow in from and off too!

Henry's WILD Photography Tour - 30 MINUTE TOURS 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Tours Departing from the Wildlife Marquee (located in the Discovery Zone)

Lions, Tigers and Beautiful Leaves - OH MY! This is an opportunity to get outside and enjoy a mini photography tour lead by Henry's - what better place to take beautiful fall photos than at the Zoo. During this half an hour tour you will learn photography tips on photographing wildlife and how best to capture the beauty of fall in a photo. Bring your cameras!
Event subject to change without notice.

Keeper talks, pumpkins and animals oh my! Check out Zoo animals receiving enrichmentt pumpkins throughout the day!


Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 &
Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

It's time to get out your Halloween costumes and head out to the Toronto Zoo! All kids are eligible to take part in our "Critters and Costumes Parade" at 11:40 am and 2:40 pm daily, departing from the Waterside Theatre. Also on hand for the Boo fun is My Little Pony who will be at the Zoo's Courtyard Stage for meet and greets from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (first come first served). Kids can also drop by the Play-Doh Play Centre next to the Courtyard Stage to create their very own Zoo animal or Halloween creation. Plus, the Jelly Belly Team will share Jelly Belly beans with families upon exit (while supplies last)! Best of all, up to two kids in costume (12 and under) get in


 when accompanied by an adult.

Keeper talks, pumpkins and animals oh my! Check out Zoo animals receiving enrichment  pumpkins throughout the day!


Saturday October 25th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Not all is as it appears in the wild and more often than not, wildlife does whatever it can to disguise and deceive. Tricksters and charlatans have honed their abilities to become experts in camouflage, misleading and distraction. Indeed, to survive, many plants and animals play their part in nature's great masquerade. Bring your best mask and join us for an illusionary evening of as we explore this world at our very own animal inspired masquerade party!
The program includes a special animal visitor, an interactive presentation, and a deceptively delicious dinner experience.

COST (per adult):

$65 Zoo Member, $120 Zoo Members Couple
$75 Non-Member, $140 Non-Members Couple

Friday, October 17 through Friday, October 31
Panda Interpretive Centre

Artists and candy-lovers unite! From October 17 - October 31 come and see a sweet Giant Panda portrait in the Zoo's Panda Interpretive Centre made out of none other than.... 11,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans! This cuddly bear is munching on a bamboo stick made of Lime, Green Apple and Watermelon Jelly Belly jelly beans. Our Giant Panda comes to life with Coconut, Cream Soda, Liquorice and Plum Jelly Belly beans. The creation of the portrait was broadcast live on the internet from the Jelly Belly Visitor Centre in California to celebrate National Jelly Bean Day 2014 with fans around the world.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Waterside Theatre, 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.

*Please note all events subject to change without notice.


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Current Zoo Hours:
 9:30 am to 4:30pm, Weekdays
9:30am to 6:00pm, Weekends/Holidays
Last admission's one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).


General Admission (13-64): $28
Seniors (65+): $23
Children (3-12): $18
Children (2 and under): FREE

Members: FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $10 year round

For more information, contact Lesley Dean at (416) 392-5939.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
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